Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Alexander Graham Bell Makes First Long Distance Phone Call

It was on August 10th, 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell received the first "long distance" phone call from Robert White's Boot & Shoe Store and Telegraph Office in Paris (now Inksaters) to his home at 94 Tutela Heights Road (the Bell Homestead). He did this using a 13 km (8 mile) cable between Brantford and the Town of Paris. The cable actually extended 136 miles to receive power from a battery supply which was located in Toronto!

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