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Steelville in Crawford County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Steelville Telephone Exchange Inc.

 
 
The Steelville Telephne Exchange Inc. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 2, 2011
1. The Steelville Telephne Exchange Inc. Marker
Inscription.  was legally incorporated on May 6, 1952. The first directors meeting was held on May 15, 1952 and the Steelville Telephone Company was purchased from the late Lark Brothers.

An REA loan, the first in Missouri was obtained to construct a modern dial telephone system. On November 17, 1954 an elaborate celebration was held to commemorate the cut-over from magneto to dial, and an old 1900 model magneto telephone was buried here.

Board of Director
S. H. Hicks* HarryKehner
E. W. Gravatt*L. E. Klemme
L. J. Perkins*Dan Worley
Presseley Ross*W. A. Dunlap
M. McMorrow

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is May 6, 1952.
 
Location. 37° 58.063′ N, 91° 21.367′ W. Marker is in Steelville, Missouri, in Crawford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 8) and South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 219 Main St, Steelville MO 65565, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this
Street view of the Steelville Telephone Exchange Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, March 2, 2011
2. Street view of the Steelville Telephone Exchange Marker
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marker, measured as the crow flies. The Korean War (a few steps from this marker); World Wars Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Crawford County Vietnam Era Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Crawford County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trail of Tears (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 7 miles away); Confederates in Cuba (approx. 7 miles away); Civil War (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Steelville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2020, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.

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