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Telephone Museum

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Lincoln, Maine - Telegraphs & Telephones

The job of a telephone operator was a little more difficult in the olden days. Each call was timed. When the call began, the operator would put a…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Telephone communication

Lil and her husband were the telephone operators during that time. The audio story about the island telephone system took place in the 1960s.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In this case sold to J. W. Durrell on May 3, 1912. Service was provided through a central switchboard operator in each town.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 4 of 4

Ella Willard was one of the early telephone operators. At the age of 15, she worked five nights a week and slept on a sofa in the office.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Stubbs law office, the telephone switchboard, post office and McKeen's Barber Shop. Note the political banner stretched across the street for "F.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

As such, he was responsible for the entire operation of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

As such, he was responsible for the entire operation of the terminal connecting the Sandy River Railroad with the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Forsters

Co. produced round toothpicks under the World's Fair name in Strong from 1910 until they closed operations in 2002.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

1955 Item 69114 infoStrong Historical Society Saw operator, Charles E. Chick, runs a log through the main saw at Starbird Lumber Co.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Co. produced round toothpicks under the World's Fair name in Strong from 1910 until they closed operations in 2002.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

1955 Item 69114 infoStrong Historical Society Saw operator, Charles E. Chick, runs a log through the main saw at Starbird Lumber Co.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

Starbird and his wife, Mary Jane Gilkey, operated a lumber mill at Starbird Corner in Freeman from 1870 until 1887 when they sold the business to…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Starbird and his wife, Mary Jane Gilkey, operated a lumber mill at Starbird Corner in Freeman from 1870 until 1887 when they sold the business to…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Smith (1867-1934) operated this mill at the turn of the century. The mill was originally built by the townspeople in 1813.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

For a time, in an attempt to reverse that decline, railbuses were operated on the line. Railbus No. 4 was one of those used.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The building on the left is the Franklin House, a boarding house operated by Walter and Louise Jones.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Railroad

For a time, in an attempt to reverse that decline, railbuses were operated on the line. Railbus No. 4 was one of those used.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

The forklift on the left is operated by Harrison Starbird, on the right is Charles Lisherness. Virgil Starbird is supervising the operation.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

Daggett (1835-1910) owned and operated this store from the 1870s until 1908. They sold groceries and provisions.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The forklift on the left is operated by Harrison Starbird, on the right is Charles Lisherness. Virgil Starbird is supervising the operation.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

In 1881 they returned to Strong and operated the May School until after Sara's death, which strickened Julia with grief.

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Brackleys

Novelty mill was operated for fifty-four years by Carroll H. Brackley (1885-1975), producing wooden handles, knobs, caps, rings, toys and countless…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Starbirds

… boxes taking a good percentage of the saw production. The Starbird family operated sawmills in and around Strong for 106 years (1870-1976).