Looking at SMECO’s History

Celebrate 75 years of bringing power to Southern Maryland with a commemorative book or print published in 2012.

Lighting Up Our Lives by Al Gough, Jr.Lighting Up Our Lives: The History of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
written by Al Gough Jr. Enjoy a journey through the history of the electrification and transformation of Southern Maryland from rural farm land to its modern-day incarnation. Available for $8 per copy (plus $5 per copy for shipping and handling).

Mary Lou Troutman painting - SMECO's 75th AnniversaryMary Lou Troutman created an original painting depicting both the Bushwood Post Office and a SMECO line truck from the early days of the cooperative. Obtain your own print of this original.

All prints will be matted.

  • 18" x 24" signed and numbered prints are available for pickup at SMECO offices for $55 (plus tax).

Here's how to purchase the book or print from SMECO:

  • Save on shipping! Pick up your commemorative item at the SMECO office in Hughesville or Leonardtown. Notify us in advance so your book or print will be available on your arrival—just send an e-mail to info@smeco.coop.
  • Books can be ordered online through PayPal. To order, select the quantity and then click on the book title below.
Lighting Up Our Lives

*Sales tax is additional.

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