The following year, 1957, the power poles and lines were brought into Alma and Lauretta - from the Western Road in to the Klondike Road. About half of the residents on the road connected. Wilbert recalls a neighbour saying, "I couldn't afford to buy the kerosene last year, so I don't think I'll be able to wire the house and connect to the electricity." At the time Wilbert also recalls Premier Matheson saying, "we're paying 90% of the cost to put the electricity through the countryside." Wilbert & Verna Jeffery got power to the Stephen/David Jeffery Homestead in 1964.
The Centerline Line Road was the road cut through the middle of Lot-3 from St. Lawrence to Montrose - it was the "center line of Lot-3". In the 1863 Lake Map above you can see that it was first known as the "proposed road". Click on map to enlarge.