Can you hear me now?

On this day 145 years ago, the very first telephone call was made. Alexander Graham Bell called his assistant, Thomas Watson on March 10th, 1876. The first words ever transmitted were “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”

Churchill County, of course, didn’t get the telephone for several more years. This switchboard was used in the Stillwater Hotel, Northeast of Fallon, in 1890 to connect callers.

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