Keywords: Telephone operator
The small town of Andover landed on the international map in 1962 when the Earth Station that had been built there successfully communicated with Telstar, the first telecommunications satellite.
Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.
In 1892 five physicians -- William H. Simmons, William C. Mason, Walter H. Hunt, Everett T. Nealey, and William E. Baxter -- realized the need for a hospital in the city of Bangor had become urgent and they set about providing one.
Lil and her husband were the telephone operators during that time. The audio story about the island telephone system took place in the 1960s.
Sarah Jane Poli: Biddeford’s first female school superintendent
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center
An Italian immigrant's daughter is key to a family grocery store and a leader in the school system