Newfangled ‘electronic’ Mail, 1976

When I’m looking for something on microfilm of old papers, I find a lot of other interesting stories and ads – sometime much more interesting than what I was searching for in the first place. Here’s one such item. from the Sunday, June 20, 1976, issue of the News-Tribune. It has nothing to do with…
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Minnesota’s Last Party-line Phone System

January 19, 1975 Sigrid Gellerstedt mans the Cotton telephone exchange switchboard at her home in January 1975. (News-Tribune file photo) Operator rings for last time News-Tribune “Hello, Cotton…” Miss Sigrid Gellerstedt, chief operator of the Cotton telephone exchange, the last hand-crank system in the state, answered a call to her switchboard one afternoon last week.…
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