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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – July 17, 1929

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Susanville’s telephone switchboard in 1962. Photo from Jan Alpert. Follow this link for a really neat story about the photo.

Telephone Company To Expand Lines
July 17th, 1929

Announcing an extensive construction program at Susanville yesterday, officials of the Nevada, California and Oregon Telephone and Telegraph Company, said a new copper circuit to Reno will be installed, providing a faster service and relieving the present heavy wire traffic between the two cities. Work on the improvements will start August 1.

The equipment will include the addition of phantom coils, providing a three-circuit line.

An entire new pole line will be constructed between Doyle and the Reno-Quincy highway, replacing the present line which follows the old right of way of the N. C. O. railway. The new line will follow the highway and will cost approximately $30,000, officials said.

A crew of fifteen men will be employed on the work under the supervision of Foreman Al Spitz and will be completed by November 1. Construction headquarters will be established at Doyle.

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