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Working as a telephone operator in the 1940s

My work as a telephone operator in the 1940s

A story by Doris Tardy from 1946-7 and 1970s

Doris Tardy telling her story

I was a switchboard telephone operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1946 in Northern Maine. Learning the switchboard was stressful, I can't believe how far technology has come in 60 years!