First Long-Distance Phone Call

First Long-Distance Phone Call (HMXL6)

Location: Cambridge, MA 02139 Middlesex County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.782', W 71° 5.716'

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From this site
on October 9, 1876
the first two-way long distance
telephone conversation was carried
on for three hours. From here in
Cambridgeport Thomas G. Watson
spoke over a telegraph wire to
Alexander Graham Bell
at the office of the Walworth Mfg. Co.
69 Kilby Street, Boston Mass.
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This plaque
Presented to the City of Cambridge
by the
North Council
Thomas Sherwin Chapter
Telephone Pioneers of America
November 1, 1961

HM NumberHMXL6
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:50am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 327461 N 4692210
Decimal Degrees42.36303333, -71.09526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.782', W 71° 5.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 46.92" N, 71° 5' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 978, 857, 339
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-14 Osborn St, Cambridge MA 02139, US
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