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Fort Gibson in Muskogee County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Telephones in 1886

 
 
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By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 22, 2017
1. Telephones in 1886 Marker
Inscription.  The first commercial long distance telephone line in Oklahoma was placed in service here in 1886. It connected Fort Gibson with Tahlequah and Muskogee. The line was built by a company formed by a group of Cherokees, namely L.B. Bell, J.S. Stapler, J.B. Stapler, C.W. Turner, John S. Scott and E.D. Hicks.
This monument erected as a public service by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
 
Erected by Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
 
Location. 35° 48.22′ N, 95° 15.421′ W. Marker is in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, in Muskogee County. Marker is on East Ash Avenue just east of Lee Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Gibson OK 74434, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Gibson (a few steps from this marker); Fort Gibson Stockade Well (within shouting distance of this marker); Seventh United States Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away); Troops L & M, Roosevelt's Rough Riders (approx. 3.1 miles
Telephones in 1886 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth Wilson Wilcox, June 22, 2017
2. Telephones in 1886 Marker
away); Memorial U.S.S. Shark (SS174) (approx. 3.1 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); Texas Road (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Gibson.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2019. This page has been viewed 104 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2019, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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