Tag Archive: Pacific Telephone

Nov 28

A song on the wires, boom box in the sky

Dave Moore, a splicer for Pacific Bell, takes his listening pleasure with him on the job. Earphones aren't convenient under a hardhat, so Moore lugged his portable radio up 30-feet high and hung it from a convenient wire. He was working at the corner of Pismo and Santa Rosa streets in San Luis Obispo. ©Robert Dyer/Telegram-Tribune

Nothing says 1980s faster than boom box. Transistor radios, wonders of the 60s that would fit in the palm of your hand had sound like a singing chipmunk. Bigger speakers, bigger batteries and you had a portable party, and bonus this one has a cassette tape player. Looks like the dial is set to around …

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Aug 15

Pacific Telephone & Telegraph operators


Here is all the information I have at this point. Pacific TelLibrary13 Jan The images came from a box filled with negatives from 1964 -1966. I searched the microfilm for a clipping in January 1964 and 1965 but this story is proving elusive. One story has pictures from the old library on Morro Street, now …

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