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The Lorain Telephone Company - published in the Lorain Journal - Lorian, Ohio U.S.A. - November 13, 1956

The Lorain Telephone Company – published in the Lorain Journal – Lorian, Ohio U.S.A. – November 13, 1956
Scan credit: Brady’s Lorain County Nostalgia

While exchange names such as "Woodland" had existed since the 1920’s, due to increasing demand for telephone service, it was indeed new to begin using seven-digit telephone numbers during this era in the United States. It was not until the 1960’s when telephone companies began dropping the exchange names and moving people to all-digit dialing.

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