Who Had a Phone in 1917?

Quite a few people had phones in 1917. Small communities had one or more public phones, businesses often had phones and a surprising number of farm families. I scanned in the pages of this 1917 phone book belonging to Luther Finch and you can click here to go the their page. This little 64 page booklet covered 16 communities in Manistee, Benzie, Wexford, Osceola, and Missaukee counties. They included Arcadia, Benzonia, Beulah, Buckley, Cadillac, Copemish, Dighton, Frankfort, Harlan, Hartwick, Honor, Hoxieville, Lake City, Marion, Mesick and Thompsonville. Besides scans for this website, I created a set at higher resolution in tif format that needs to go out on a CD or stick drive. Let me know at my email steve@dryhillpress.com if you’d like to arrange to get a copy.

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