Nelson Mayor Larry Ray, correspondent Ralph Dennis, Joey Smith, and Wyatt Ingram come up short digging for a historic phone thought to be still buried somewhere in Nelson.
By Ralph Dennis,
The Nelson Telephone Company ended the era of the crank telephone in October 1952. As a part of this change over to the new dial telephone system, a funeral was held for the last crank telephone in downtown Nelson. This funeral was documented by the newspapers and television. There was even a high school band in attendance to provide music at this solemn occasion.
Speed dial forward to May 2014, and the search to retrieve this artifact is underway.
See rest of story and how the first attempt came up in this week's Progress.