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Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:00 pm
by Dana
In 1878, western union telegraph installed a telephone in the second national bank in Santa fe. Telegraph wires connected the phone to the bank president's phone.

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:23 pm
by wildwest
Wouldn't it have been nice if Mark had a phone....he could have called Sally Walker

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:46 am
by Dana
Wild west, Mark would have called everyone if Lucas Would have let him!

In 1879, las Vegas, new Mexico businessman Carlos Blanchard installed two telephones-one in his home and one in his place of business.

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:32 am
by cowgirl
ImageToo bad they didn't have cell phones too, instead of going out looking for each other they could just call and if no answer.....

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:41 pm
by wildwest
For sure Mark needed a cell phone. for when he got stuck in caves or quicksand!

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:54 pm
by Dana
I just thought of this: Mark was always interested in new things and even predicted the future-perhaps Mark went to work for the telephone company when it arrived in North fork.

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:28 am
by cowgirl
That's a possibility!

What were the first words ever spoken on the telephone? They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."

I wonder what Mark's first words would be and to who?

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:35 pm
by Dana
cowgirl wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:28 am
That's a possibility!

What were the first words ever spoken on the telephone? They were spoken by Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, when he made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson: "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you."

I wonder what Mark's first words would be and to who?
On January 12, 1881, telephone lines between mesila, new Mexico and las cruces, new Mexico were installed. Legend has it a telephone concert, which was all the rage back then was played.

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:45 pm
by wildwest
I wonder what Mark's first words would be and to who?

Sally....this is Mark...when are you coming back to town?

Re: Telephones in the new Mexico territory

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:01 am
by Dana
In January 1881, the telephone was used between two military posts to report the recovery of some stolen livestock.