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West Wendover in Elko County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Transcontinental Telephone Line

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
1. First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker
Inscription.  
On June 17, 1914
The First Transcontinental
Telephone Line

was completed at this point on the border of Nevada and Utah. Construction forces of the Bell Telephone Company of Nevada and the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company met here, making the last splices in the wires which joined East and West in voice communications for the first time.
 
Location. 40° 44.166′ N, 114° 2.617′ W. Marker is in West Wendover, Nevada, in Elko County. Marker can be reached from Wendover Boulevard (Business Interstate 80) west of Aria Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker and monument are located on the Montego Bay Resort grounds, near the southeast corner of the casino, near the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 680 Wendover Boulevard, West Wendover NV 89883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Control Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away in Utah); Bomb Squadron Hangar (approx. 0.6 miles away in Utah); South Base Area (approx. 0.7 miles away in Utah); Operations Building
First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker (<i>tall view; marker mounted at base of monument</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
2. First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker (tall view; marker mounted at base of monument)
(approx. 0.7 miles away in Utah); 509th Composite Group – First Atomic Bombardment (approx. 0.7 miles away); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 0.9 miles away in Utah); Base Chapel (approx. 0.9 miles away in Utah); Airmen’s Dining Hall and Barracks (approx. 0.9 miles away in Utah).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. First Transcontinental Telephone Line & Call
 
Also see . . .
1. First Transcontinental Telephone Call (Wikipedia). The original long distance telephone network actually started in 1885, in New York City. By 1892 this line reached Chicago. By 1911 it reached Denver, Colorado. On June 17, 1914, after affixing 4,750 miles of telephone line, workers raised the final pole at Wendover, Utah, actually on the border between Nevada and Utah state lines. Then, Theodore Vail, the president of AT&T, succeeded in transmitting his voice across the continental U.S. in July 1914. (Submitted on March 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. A Transcontinental Telephone Line. For five years AT&T had wanted to link the phone lines from one side of the country to the other. They finally found the device that could
First Transcontinental Telephone Line Monument (<i>Wendover Boulevard in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
3. First Transcontinental Telephone Line Monument (Wendover Boulevard in background)
help them do it: Lee De Forest's "audions," the first vacuum tubes. As a voice signal traveled along the wires it naturally weakened. Every time it hit an audion, the signal was boosted. The first trial took place in July of 1914, when the president of the company, Theodore Vail, spoke from one coast to the other - his voice boosted in Pittsburgh, Omaha, and Salt Lake City along the way. (Submitted on March 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Communications
 
First Transcontinental Telephone Line Monument (<i>casino in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
4. First Transcontinental Telephone Line Monument (casino in background)
Lincoln Highway Marker (<i>located next to marker; casino parking lot in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 19, 2016
5. Lincoln Highway Marker (located next to marker; casino parking lot in background)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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