Telephones and Electricit

Telephones and Electricity

Telephones and Electricity

Just 125 years ago, electric lights and telephones were still rare and enjoyed by only a few. In the cities candles and lanterns were still used. A lot of people had gas lights. The gas was found underground in wells or produced by heating coal. Gas also lit street lamps. The first long distance call made from Missouri was placed in Cape Girardeau in 1877.