1909 WI Street Scene with Open Wire Lines, etc.

By Joe Maurath, Jr.; posted September 3, 2007

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Photo taken in Soldiers Grove, WI. Lots of nostalgia I'd like to share with you. On the left is a 12-pin crossarm open wire telephone line and if you look close enough you will see a neat gooseneck streetlight (also on one of the left-side poles). In addition to the horses and buggies is some early electric distribution on the right, along with a (Wood's?) fire hydrant... Wow, how some things have changed in the past 100 years!