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First Telephone Line Installed in 1880
Excerpt from The Heritage of Blue Earth County by Julie Schrader, Topic 35, available in the Research & Genealogy Center. "In March 1880, the first telephone line in Blue Earth County was installed. "According to Thomas Hughes' "History of Blue Earth County," the line ran from city hall in Mankato to the Hubbard mill and then to the Mankato