Wendover, Utah: Last Splice In First Transcontinental Phone Line

A telephone pole monument at a rest stop commemorates the spot where the final splice occurred linking the East and West coasts via telephone line. It happened on June 27, 1914.

Address:
I-80, Wendover, UT
Directions:
East of Wendover, Lincoln Highway/ I-80.
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Splice spot.

Last Splice In First Transcontinental Phone Line

Park in the Montego Bay casino parking lot. As you face the entrance, look to the left for an old utility pole.

[Joe Teeples, 10/09/2019]
Last Splice In First Transcontinental Phone Line

A pole commemorates the location of the last splice in the first transcontinental phone line in 1914. When done, A.G. Bell in NYC spoke to Watson in San Francisco with the same words he spoke in his lab in 1876.

[Vince, 07/12/2013]

The pole and historical marker are at a rest stop along I-80. The splice completing the line was made on June 27, 1914, and the shining moment in telephony history has been commemorated on a US postal stamp.


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