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Farmers Telephone brings new dial system to rural areas

by Wilbur Bush

In July 1951, the officers and directors started the work for a new dial system for the rural areas being similar to the REA. The new company was called the Farmers Telephone Co-op. At that time, there were about 1,200 subscribers and several existing telephone companies had expressed a desire to sell to the co-op which included Daviess, Caldwell, Ray, Carroll and Livingston counties. The cooperative would

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