Telephones in 1886

Telephones in 1886 (HM2IPF)

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N 35° 48.22', W 95° 15.421'

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The first commercial long distance telephone line in Oklahoma was placed in service here in 1886. It connected Fort Gibson with Tahlequah and Muskogee. The line was built by a company formed by a group of Cherokees, namely L.B. Bell, J.S. Stapler, J.B. Stapler, C.W. Turner, John S. Scott and E.D. Hicks.
This monument erected as a public service by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Placed BySouthwestern Bell Telephone Company
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Date Added Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 11:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 296060 N 3964523
Decimal Degrees35.80366667, -95.25701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 48.22', W 95° 15.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 48' 13.2" N, 95° 15' 25.26" W
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