Columbus: Can you hear me now?

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Worthington, Ohio to Columbus: "Can you hear me now?"  - May 23, 1881. That's 130 years ago*.

"Telephone communications between Worthington and Columbus were completed Saturday, May 23, 1881. "

According to page 16 in  "An Historical Sketch of Worthington, 1803-1953" a "Worthington Sesquicentennial Celebration Booklet"  on the Worthington Memory site, telephone communications were completed between Columbus and Worthington in 1881.

May 23, 1881 Telephone communications completed between Worthington and Columbus

Worthington in 1881 was a sleepy little village.

Old Worthington Village of Worthington signWorthington was still a village in 1953, when Worthington celebrated it's Sesquicentennial.   Colonial Hills was not annexed for a few more years... that's how Worthington grew to a city, since the Colonial Hills neighborhood in Sharon Township had more population than the Village of Worthington did. 

The Old Worthington neighborhood today is what the original Village of Worthington was when it was founded in 1803.

More Worthington History on Worthington Old and News

Darn...  I meant to publish this on May 23, 2011. OK 130 years and a day.*

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Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

OK you are a day off, you are fogiven lol.  So I wonder if the day texting started will ever go down in the history books??

May 24, 2011 03:45 PM #1
'The Diamond Group' 'A Cut Above The Rest'
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

hard to imagine and what a long way we have come. now we can't even leave our office, go to the stre or even bathroom without our phone! what would the oldtimers think of this?

May 24, 2011 03:46 PM #2
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Nice! I found a newspaper from the 1940's in a house that was being renovated. It's amazing how things that are trivial today made front page back then.

May 24, 2011 04:13 PM #3
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate
ActiveRain needs scheduling... I wrote this May 2, 2011 wish I woulda remembere to post it Monday. Thanks for the comments.
May 24, 2011 04:13 PM #4
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