Old Phone Holds Unusual Record (Feb, 1934)

Old Phone Holds Unusual Record

THE tiny town of Bay, California, holds the distinction of having the furthest west telephone exchange in America. The old-fashioned switchboard is stationed in the general store, and tended by the storekeeper, Mrs. Z. E. Robertson.

Eastport, Maine, brags of being furthest east. The town fathers of Bay are going to change the name of their hamlet to Westport, and take their place in the hall of fame.

The longest straight telephone call in the country is from Eastport, Maine, to Bay. Only one such call has ever been recorded.

  1. Rick Auricchio says: November 8, 20101:41 pm

    It appears they did change the name to Westport. But there are other cities and towns west of Westport that have phone service nowadays (e.g. Eureka).


  2. GaryM says: November 9, 20101:14 pm

    And of course there’s now Alaska and Hawaii.

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