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Started by WesternElectricBen, November 16, 2013, 10:31:53 PM
Quote from: WesternElectricBen on November 16, 2013, 10:31:53 PMBut, what really stuck out to me, is the fact, of the extange number, and that it was "WA-.-...." I'm not sure what WA word would be but I thought I could ask.
Quote from: Phonesrfun on November 17, 2013, 12:17:09 AMWhile many three digit prefixes that formerly had names still exist, many, many prefixes have come into existence long after exchange names were done away with. For instance, where I grew up, my original phone number was LIncoln-1971. In the mid 1950's a number 2 was added to the front, and LIncoln turned into ALpine 4. Our number therefore was ALpine 4-1971 for many years. The 7 digit equivalent is 254-1971. The Alpine office still exists today. In the same city, the newer 761 exchange came into existence after exchange names were no longer used, and so it was nameless. I am sure a name could have been assigned to the 7 and 6 digits. However, my current cell phone number has its 3 digit "prefix" of 200. It would be impossible to assign a name to that.As to your original exchange name fo WA for your city, you might try going to the Exchange Name project and look it up. You can Google its address, or do a search on this forum, it has been discussed here in the past. Best of luck in your research.
Quote from: poplar1 on November 17, 2013, 09:48:24 AMQuote from: WesternElectricBen on November 16, 2013, 10:31:53 PMBut, what really stuck out to me, is the fact, of the extange number, and that it was "WA-.-...." I'm not sure what WA word would be but I thought I could ask. The following is from the Telephone Exchange Name Project: http://rcrowe.brinkster.net/tensearch.aspx 927 WA7 WAlnut Minneapolis Minnesota USA My grandmother still had WAlnut7 on her telephone dial in the late 1970's. She still has that same number even to this ST Sterling Minneapolis Minnesota USA I remember when they added a "1" so our number became ST 1-1055. Loretta Spindler 82 TA Taylor Minneapolis Minnesota usa Growing up in area nanasue 92 wa walnut minneapolis minnesota usa Grew up with this exchsnge. 922 walnut 2 mike
Quote from: HarrySmith on November 17, 2013, 12:14:57 PMI remeber my parents and my relatives in Stamford, Connecticut all had DA prefix on the dial cards. The entire town was one prefix at that time 32X-XXXX. Some were 325, 322 , 323 & 327, that I recall, I guess the other numbers were used but I do not remember because nobody in my family had one. You could tell which part of town someone lived in by the third digit. The 325 on my parents phone indicated the Cove Island area