Farmer's Telephone Company

Farmer's Telephone Company (HMABE)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89410 Douglas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 56.4', W 119° 44.952'

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1225 Eddy Street

Built in the early 1900's and known at that time as the "Nevada Consolidated Telephone and Telegraph Company," onlyfive telephone lines were originally installed in Gardnerville. "Long Distance Connections Available" was printed in the Gardnerville section of the Douglas County Business Directory.

During World War I, the federal government took over and began regulating telephone service with a rate increase.

After World War I the United Farmers Group successfullypetitioned Washington, D.C. to re-establish pre-war rates, becomingthe first Independent Telephone Company in the United States to return to the earlier rate structure.
Placed ByU.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 3:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 261721 N 4313712
Decimal Degrees38.94000000, -119.74920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.4', W 119° 44.952'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 24.00" N, 119° 44' 57.12" W
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Area Code(s)702, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1219 Eddy St, Gardnerville NV 89410, US
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