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May 15, 2019, 11:14 am

May 15, 1880: West Virginia's First Telephone Exchange Placed in Service

 15-05-2019 11:14 AM

On May 15, 1880, West Virginia's first telephone exchange was placed in service in Wheeling with about 25 subscribers. Actually, the state's first telephone line was strung in Wheeling the year before, connecting two grocery stores owned by the Behrens brothers. At first, only local...

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