National Geographic : 1939 Apr
Photograph from Granite State Studio EACH WHITE DOT ON THE SWITCHBOARD MEANS "DON'T PLUG IN-STATION SILENCED" Most of the telephones in Keene, New Hampshire, were out of order. Only 50 of 1,853 lines were clear after thestorm. For atime ashort-wave radio telephone was Keene's connection with the outside world. Messages were sent over it via Boston to places as far distant asSan Bernardino, California (page 542).