The First Two-Way Long Distance Telephone Conversation
Posted by: NorStar
N 42° 21.784 W 071° 05.717
19T E 327459 N 4692214
Quick Description: This marks the location of the northern terminus of a two-way long distance telephone conversation by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas G. Watson.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/9/2006 1:03:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMA50
The sign says:
"From this site on October 9, 1876 the first two-way long distance telephone conversation was carried on for three hours. From here in Cambridgeport Thomas G. Watson spoke over a telegraph wire to Alexander Graham Bell at the office of the Walworth Mfg. Co. 69 Kirby Street, Boston, Mass.
"This plaque presented to the City of Cambridge by the North Council Thomas Sherwin Chapter Telephone Pioneers of America November 1, 1961"
Agency Responsible for Placement: Other (Place below)
Agency Responsible for Placement (if not in list above): Telephone Pioneers of America
Year Placed: 1961
City/Town Name: Cambridge
Relevant Web Site: Not listed
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