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The First Telephone

 
 
The First Telephone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
1. The First Telephone Marker
Inscription.
At this site the first
Telephone
was installed in Las Vegas

Dedicated during Las Vegas'
Diamond Jubilee

 
Erected 1980 by Central Telephone – Nevada.
 
Location. 36° 10.293′ N, 115° 8.774′ W. Marker is in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Fremont Street and South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is set in the sidewalk, on the southeast corner of South Main Street and Fremont Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Fremont Street, Las Vegas NV 89101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Las Vegas' Most Historic Hotel & Casino (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Light Standard (within shouting distance of this marker); Auction Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Auction Site / First Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Gaming / Helldorado (within shouting distance of this marker); Fremont Street (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Block 16 (about 700 feet away); Von Tobel's Hardware Store (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Las Vegas.
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce
 
Electronic Board along Freemont Street on Golden Gate Casino. image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2013
2. Electronic Board along Freemont Street on Golden Gate Casino.
Charles "Pop" Squires
Squires published the local newspaper and founded the local bank and electric company. Most importantly, he installed the first telephone in Las Vegas at our hotel in 1907. The telephone number was "1." See an authentic 1907 Kellogg telephone in our hotel lobby.
The First Telephone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
3. The First Telephone Marker
The First Telephone Marker (In the sidewalk) and Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 26, 2011
4. The First Telephone Marker (In the sidewalk) and Site
1907 Kellogg Telephone and Sal Sagev in-room telephone directory 1937 image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2013
5. 1907 Kellogg Telephone and Sal Sagev in-room telephone directory 1937
Located in the hotel lobby.
Golden Gate Casino image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, March 8, 2013
6. Golden Gate Casino
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6. submitted on , by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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