The last dark night in Wabash by Meg_Cramer published on 2013/03/14 04:31:36 +0000 In 1880, T.P. Keator and Thad Butler took a trip to Cleveland. They were the editors of the Wabash Plain Dealer, the local paper in Wabash, Indiana. They had heard about a man in Cleveland experimenting with electric lighting. And Keator and Butler had an idea: If they could bring just a few of these electric lights to Wabash, they could light up the whole town. And if they could pull it off, Wabash would be the first town in the world that could say it was entirely illuminated by electricity.