The winds of change came to the small town of Rock Port in Atchison County on this day in 2008. The tiny town on the windswept plains of northwest Missouri became the first community in the entire country to generate a full 100% of its electricity from wind power. 

The citizens in the town of nearly 1400 celebrated this green switch, proud of the fact that their town’s four turbines generate twice as much power as Rock Port needs.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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