A Telephone Plant: 0052.0069

EVIDENCE OF PROGRESS. – Cranbrook to Have First Class Telephone Plant. – Material Is Already Ordered. – Work Will Begin Without Delay and be Pushed to Completion. – Nothing Too Good For Cranbrook.

                Cranbrook continues to grow.

            With the growth of the town comes the natural demand for improvements in every line.  The electric light plant followed by outside telephone connection, and now comes the local telephone plant.  The field is here and for some time the need of local telephone communication has been felt by the people.  This has been emphasized by the great increase in the residential districts and the demand for quick communication with the business section of town.

            The Cranbrook Electric Light company, with its characteristic enterprise, arose to the occasion and has already ordered all the material necessary to give to this town a first class, modern telephone exchange.  This week Superintendent Ewart marked the pole locations on the principal streets, and as soon as they arrive, with the other material, the work of installation will be inaugurated.

            The establishment of a telephone exchange in Cranbrook is simply a step forward toward the inevitable, the making of the great commercial center of this rich and prosperous section.  Events during the past few months have been rapidly shaping that way, showing even to the sceptical that nothing can now impede the progress of Cranbrook.

0052.0069: A Telephone Plant

Newspaper article on the planned first class telephone plant proposed for Cranbrook.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 15, 1902
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0052)


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