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Updated: 02/19/2014 08:00:02AM

Punta Gorda history has ring to it

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Did you know telephone service came to Punta Gorda in 1901? At the time, small-town communications were easily handled face to face, while out-of-town communications were by telegraph. However, Western Union Telegraph, acknowledging the Bell Telephone Co.’s growing competition, encouraged local telegraph managers to also establish telephone exchanges.

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