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French Corral in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The First Long Distance Telephone

 
 
The First Long Distance Telephone In the World Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 7, 2011
1. The First Long Distance Telephone In the World Marker
Inscription.
Commemorating
The
First Long Distance Telephone
In the World
Built in 1877, by the Ridge Telephone Co, it connected French Corral with French Lake 58 miles away. It was operated by the Milton Mining Co from this building which was built about 1853.
 
Erected 1940 by Columbia Parlor No.70, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 247.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 18.399′ N, 121° 9.768′ W. Marker is in French Corral, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Pleasant Valley Road 4.2 miles west of Route 49, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20346 Pleasant Valley Road, North San Juan CA 95960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bridgeport Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Bridgeport Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Bridgeport (Nyes Crossing) Covered Bridge (approx. 2 miles away); Bridgeport Historic District
The First Long Distance Telephone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 7, 2011
2. The First Long Distance Telephone Marker
(approx. 2 miles away); Dobbins (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old North San Juan School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wells Fargo & Company / North San Juan - 1853 (approx. 5.4 miles away); North San Juan Fire Department (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Regarding The First Long Distance Telephone. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.247 on March 25, 1937.

With the absence of a current picture of the building use googlemaps street view for a clear view of the building.
 
Categories. CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce
 
The First Long Distance Telephone Marker - Building image. Click for full size.
March 23, 2014
3. The First Long Distance Telephone Marker - Building
The building referred to on the marker would seem to be the smaller all-wooden building on the right, as the adjoining building seems be a garage of later construction.
Wells Fargo & Co Express Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 18, 2011
4. Wells Fargo & Co Express Building
This building is located just west of the marker at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Broad Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on October 31, 2015.   4. submitted on February 12, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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