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Early telephone

From the Shelburne newspaper The Economist. Reprinted 2008 as Dipping Into the Past in the Orangeville Citizen.

Thursday September 10, 1908

• Melancthon Station: Our citizens now enjoy telephone connection with the outside world, which has been a long-felt need. Years ago, when H. L. Breen conducted the grain buying business here, Melancthon had telephone connection with the central office in M. J. Callaghan's residence, but for some reason the connection was cut off, and as a consequence Melancthon has been isolated from the rest of the world. But the line was installed in three different places here last week — The Canadian Grain Elevator Co., James Brown's (post office) and W. J. Campbell's general store.

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