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The early telephone broke the isolation of rural Manitoba. Seen here are early telephone operators.

Our rural phone

The early telephone was as transformative as the internet is today

The rural phone had at last reached the district. Many there were who fought strongly against its coming, but the few progressive citizens after a hard fight managed to overcome all objections. When the poles and strands of shiny wire were actually on the ground, all felt as though we were given a new world.