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The Manti Telephone Company

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title The Manti Telephone Company
Description THE MANTI TELEPHONE COMPANY Norma S. WanIass Barton Non Professional First Place Historical Essay An executive committee with power to act on all motions pertaining to the incorporation and securing a franchise for a proposed telephone company met May 2, 1907 A committee consisting of PP Dyreng, Stanley Crawford. A.O Anderson and E. D Sorensen was named On morion it was called the Manti Telephone Company On May 13, 1907, a Board of Directors was chosen, namely AH Christensen, A O. Anderson, Stanley Crawford, Quince Crawford and ED Sorensen Upon investigation of the price of telephone material needed to purchase phones, switch-board and complete central apparatus, they found the estimated cost was $1,500.00 On May 24, 1907, it was reported that Jacob Fikstad would rent four rooms to the Company in his store building, for $7.00 a month The Manti Co-op offered to rent three rooms for S3 50 per month They were authorized to rent four rooms from Mr Fikstad Stanley Crawford was made manager of construction of the system June 12. 1907 A H. Christensen was authorized to buy 25 cedar posts, thirty feel lung for Main Street The ground men were to receive $1.50 per day, and the pole men were paid $2.00 per day Applications of Lillian Hornung and Helen Jorgensen were submitted for operators They were employed at $17.00 per month for Miss Hornung as chief operator, and $15 00 to Miss Jorgensen. September 16,1907 The question of party lines was discussed. S. W. Chapman, in charge of construction, reported that 73 phones had been installed. 63 of which were Anyone preferring an independent line must pay $1.50 more October 15.1907' The Telephone System has been in operation since September 26, 1907 The subscribers are delighted with the service November 12,1907 Sam W. Chapman reported that he now has 112 phones installed They are working in the south section of the city now December 31.1907 From a record kept by the operators, there are about 1500 calls passing over the board each day 44
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326326
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s60863fm/326326