McHistory: Bloomington-Normal's Last Switchboard Girls | WGLT

McHistory: Bloomington-Normal's Last Switchboard Girls

Aug 14, 2019

In 1935, switchboard operators for the Wabash Telephone Company handled an average of 60,000 calls coming through its downtown Bloomington building.

ThisĀ episode of McHistory tells the story of how Bloomington-Normal switchboard girls responded to the introduction of automatic dial systems.

This episode of McHistory was produced by WGLT's Mary Cullen, featuring Bill Kemp and Hannah Johnson of the McLean County Museum of History.

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