12/25/10 84 W, 2 I - + 9 - 3 Snow and Fire Alarms, 1915


This announcement appeared on the front page of the Raleigh Times on April 3, 1915. The electric-telegraph fire alarm system was out of order, as many wires and poles had fallen due to the snow storm. Of course, most of the telephones in the city were also out of order, so Chief Farmer's instructions were perhaps a bit moot.
 


 

Here's the top-half of that day's front page. Click once or twice to enlarge:
 





I tried dialing 414, 348, and 642 and did not get an answer at any of them. I guess they are still trying to restore service :)
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 12/26/10 - 11:17



  
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