Jekyll Island, Georgia: Woodrow Wilson on Trancontinental Phone Call

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Address:
Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA
Directions:
On Riverview Drive.
Admission:
Island parking daily pass required.
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Woodrow Wilson on Trancontinental Phone Call
An early 20th century hand-cranked telephone in a plexiglass box marks one spot connected for the world's first transcontinental call in 1915. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/16/2011]

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Telephone under glass.

Woodrow Wilson on Trancontinental Phone Call

Very beautiful spot to visit, but a weird place for a phone.

[Vance Erwin, 08/12/2019]

Let us never forget the first transcontinental phone call!

First Transcontinental Phone Call Monument,

First Transcontinental Phone Call Monument

A somewhat weathered monument commemorates the first transcontinental phone call, which was made from Jekyll Island to San Francisco on January 25, 1915.

[Jody High, 01/21/2017]

It may seem like an odd spot, but at the time Jekyll Island was where the ailing president of AT&T was convalescing; his phone call was one of several between U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in Washington, and others in New York and San Francisco.

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