Man Standing on Atlantic Coast Can Hear Conversation on Pacific Side (1915) | The Yesteryear Gazette

Alexander Graham Bell

From the Hopkinsville Kentuckian – February 4, 1915 (View Original)

Linking the Coasts

Remarkable Achievement in Scientific World Is Put in Operation

A Wonder of the Ages

Less than forty years ago Alexander Graham Bell, standing in a little attic at 5 Exeter Place, Boston, sent through a crude telephone, his own invention, the first spoken words ever carried over a wire and the words were heard and understood by his associate, Thomas A. Watson, who was at the receiver in an adjacent room. On that day, March 10, 1876, the telephone was born, and the first message went over the only telephone line in the world – a line less than a hundred feet long. The world moves a long way ahead in the span of one man’s life. On Monday afternoon, January 25, this same Alexander Graham Bell, sitting in the offices of the American Telephone and Telegraph company at New York, talked to this same Thomas A. Watson in San Francisco, over a wire stretching…

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2 thoughts on “Man Standing on Atlantic Coast Can Hear Conversation on Pacific Side (1915) | The Yesteryear Gazette

  1. It would be fascinating to be able to travel back in time, to show Bell a modern smartphone, with it’s satellite links, and connection to the Internet. I have a feeling that he would get it completely.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • I wish my father could have seen what’s available these days. He was gadget-crazy as am I. He died in ’97 so at least he was familiar with modern mobiles. Mind you, he had one of the first car phones in the early 1970s!

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