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#247:  The World's First Long-Distance Telephone Line

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Location:

On Pleasant Valley Rd, in center of community of French Corral

39.306668,-121.162803

 

 

Plaque:

Private Plaque

Notes:


From the plaque:

The first long-distance telephone in the world, built in 1877 by the Ridge Telephone Company, connected French Corral with French Lake, 58 miles away. It was operated by the Milton Mining Company from a building on this site that had been erected about 1853.



©2009 David Schmitt