Jekyll Island, Georgia: Woodrow Wilson on Trancontinental Phone Call (Gone)

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Directions:
On Riverview Drive.
Hours:
Feb. 2019: Reported removed.
Status:
Gone
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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Woodrow Wilson on Transcontinental Phone Call

The phone has been removed. I've asked folks in the Jekyll Island Museum if they plan to return it for display. They said its owners removed it due to weathering and moisture issues. It's currently unknown when it will be on display again.

[Joshua L, 02/07/2020]

The phone had been sitting out in Jekyll Island heat since 1965, five years longer than the time span between its dedication and the 1915 phone call.

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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