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From: "Music Hunter" <[log in to unmask]>
> yeah, every family had a phone signal to save $ instead of using a call.
> Party lines were in the less habitated areas.
Actually, party lines were used in then MORE inhabited areas, since it
was much cheaper than using a pair of wires to the home of each
subscriber! Back in them days, a pair of wires had to be run from
the central office to EACH subscriber...!
Steven C. Barr