Tag Archive: Pacific Telephone & Telegraph

Dec 21

War declared on Germany, Japanese internment, World War II week by week

America declares war with Germany as World War II headline fill the Telegram-Tribune December 11, 1941.

December 11, 1941 Two days after war was declared with Japan the European Axis powers declared war on America. Congress responded. President Roosevelt called for a declaration of war and within 34 minutes the legislative branch acted. Fast bipartisan action is possible. Congress also had to speed through legislation that removed restrictions against sending citizen-soldiers …

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Aug 28

1900′s Pacific Telephone & Telegraph operators


The old San Luis Obispo telephone exchange when it was located on Chorro Street. Pictured here are Cecelia Dodge (standing) Ruth Johnson, nee Haley, Elena Bellani, nee Heyd, Mael Seely, nee Sutliff and Maymie McMillan. The exterior photo shows the 1894-95 San Luis Obispo telephone office located in the Knapp building on Higuera Street next …

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