History of Telephone Service in Blanco, Texas
The Byars Building, an historic home on the courthouse square in Blanco, Texas, was once home to the telephone switchboard (and home to the family who operated the equipment). The home has been restored by the City of Blanco and is now used for city council meetings and municipal court.
Using the newspaper archives at the Community History Archive, I researched the history of the telephone system in our small town. I also included contextual history about how telephone systems worked through the years – from switchboards to dial systems.