Hello, Texas: A History of Telephony in the Lone Star State

Jerry F Hall, Editor

ISBN 10: 0881071633 / ISBN 13: 9780881071634
Published by Texas Telephone Association, Austin, TX, 1990
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Hello, Texas: A History of Telephony in the Lone Star State. Jerry F Hall, Editor. Published by Texas Telephone Association, Austin, TX, 1990. 1st Stated Edition1st Printing. Hardbound, no DJ. Size 4to. Condition: VG. Gift dedication in ink inside front cover. Some chipping on top edge of boards near spine. Content excellent. 231 Pgs. ISBN 0881071633. In early 1878, there were two working telephones in Texas. From 2 phones to millions, from calling down the street to calling around the world, Texas telephone service has come a long way in just over a century. For 112 years, the men and women of the Texas telephone industry have worked hard to build a communications network that is one of the finest in the world. This book is their story. It recalls the days when young boys were the first telephone operators and when horses and mules hauled poles to set up the first lines. This book records the individual stories of Texas telephone companies and the experiences of their people. Each company's history is told in its own words by its own employees. Illustrated with black & white photos. Description text copyright 2011 BooksForComfort. Item ID 25583. Bookseller Inventory # 25583

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Title: Hello, Texas: A History of Telephony in the ...

Publisher: Texas Telephone Association, Austin, TX

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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The story of the telephone in Texas. In early 1878, there were two working telephones in Texas. It recalls the days when young boys were the first telephone operators and when horses and mules hauled poles to set up the first lines. The days of "Hello Central" and "whoop and holler" transmission over open iron wires. This book records the individual stories of Texas telephone companies and the experiences of their people. Each company's history is told in its own words by its own employees.

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