Bead-Telephone Green Stone TB
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Texas, United States
In the hands of Frank_and_Charlie.
This is not collectible.
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About This Item
This is one of a series of large beads obtained from different places and converted into travel bugs. They are named for Texas towns with interesting names or histories.
Telephone is in northeastern Fannin County. While settlers had moved into the vicinity as early as the 1870s, the community was not established until around 1886. It was named for the fact that the only telephone in the area was in the local general store owned by Pete Hindman. Apparently postal authorities had repeatedly refused Hindman's applications for a post office in his store because the names he submitted for it were already being used by other Texas post offices. The merchant finally submitted the name Telephone. The name was accepted, and the post office was opened in 1886.
By 1890 the community population had reached thirty, and it reached 100 on the eve of World War I. Unlike many rural communities, however, Telephone grew noticeably during the late 1930s and early 1940s. By the mid-1940s it had ten businesses and 280 residents, the peak population. The population remained at over 200 by 2000.
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