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Harrison, Arkansas gets cutting edge phone service

According to the story in the Daily Times, a helium-filled balloon was being used to map the route. The balloon was sent up 50 to 100 feet and held in place with a rope, while surveyors 15 miles away spotted it with high-powered binoculars.

http://harrisondaily.com/news/museum-musings-can-you-hear-me-now-harrison-gets-cutting/article_0a3d1952-562f-11e9-8975-9f14a9d77213.html

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In 1959, AT&T Discovered There Was a Market for a Lady’s Phone

The Princess phone was pitched as the perfect extension for the bedroom
— Read on spectrum.ieee.org/tech-history/space-age/in-1959-att-discovered-there-was-a-market-for-a-ladys-phone

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Tower in Corbin, Virginia

This is an AT&T microwave radio relay tower located in Corbin, Virginia. It connected Faulkner to the Carolinas (by way of Boydton) and was named the “Corbin” tower. The next tower north of Corbin was in Faulkner and the next tower south of Corbin was in Coatsville.

Coordinates: 38-12-43.7 N 077-21-24.8 W
FCC ASR Registration Number: 1023977
Height: 101.5 feet above ground
Owner: American Towers, Inc.

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Aerial of Cherry Hill, Virginia – February 2014

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Cle Elum Tower

This is an AT&T microwave radio relay tower located in Cle Elum, Washington. A friend and I hiked up this mountain in late 2010.

Coordinates: 47-7-57.05N 120-53-7.34W
FCC ASR Registration Number: 1281229
Height: 67 feet above ground
Total Height: 3937 feet above sea level
Owner: American Towers, Inc.

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Tower in Cle Elum, Washington – November 2010

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Cherry Hill Tower

This is an AT&T microwave radio relay tower located in Dewitt, Virginia. It connected Richmond to Rocky Mount and was named the “Dewitt” tower. The next tower north of Dewitt was in Matoaca, VA and the next tower south of Dewitt was in Margaretsville, NC.

Coordinates: 36-56-39.9N 077-37-12.7W
FCC ASR Registration Number: 1024227
Height: 344 feet above ground
Owner: American Towers, Inc.

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