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The Opera House Pharmacy was owned and operated by G.P. Pierce. The first telephone switchboard was located there. Telephone service to the public did not get started in Rossville until August 1900, when manager McMahan of the Alma Telephone Co. offered to establish an exchange. G.P. Pierce asked for and received a 20-year franchise from the city. By the end of the year, telephone lines connected Maple Hill, Rossville, and St. Marys. Shown in the photograph are Ferg Jamieson, Mrs. Pierce, and Mr. G.P. Pierce. This photograph is provided through a pilot project to host unique cultural heritage materials from local libraries on Kansas Memory and was accomplished by mutual agreement between the Northeast Kansas Library System, the Rossville Community Library, and the Kansas Historical Society.

Date: Between 1900 and 1920

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Item Number: 99798
Call Number: Business/Industry-RCL0098
Holding Institution: Rossville Community Library

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