Stuhr Railroad Town: Lesher House dining room is cleared and waiting for the next meal. More lace filters light across a white damask linen tablecloth. Oil lamps are standing by to provide lighting for dinnertime. Electric lighting was not yet on the Plains in 1892--it would be a couple more decades before electricity began to be available.
By the way, the first electric lighting in a house or building was installed in 1870 (that's years before Edison's success) at Cragside House, Northumberland, England. Power was supplied by a hydro-electric generator, the entire system created by William Armstrong, inventor and industrialist, who built the house for his family. Armstrong added fire alarms, a dumb waiter, Turkish bath, and other useful and fun things. Cragside House is under the National Trust.
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