A mass meeting was held at the [Gibsland] town hall by the representative citizens Monday night [April 18, 1921] and it was decided to install an electric light plant here at once. J.H. Houck was appointed chairman of the meeting and appointed L.W. Baker, L.W. Hamner, and Henry Sherman as a committee to solicit subscriptions. Another committee was appointed, composed of M.M. Press, John Abney and Mr. Broadwell, to see about specifications. Half the amount needed to construct the plant was raised during the meeting and the rest will be rushed to final completion in the next few days.
Source: the Shreveport Times, April 20, 1921, p.3.