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Ktownphoneco:
The Following is being forwarded from the TCI & ATCA list   ...........


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From: Remco Enthoven tekabb@gmail.com [singingwires] < singingwires-noreply@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 12:14 PM
Subject: [TCI] JKL Museum lost in fire
To: TCI <singingwires@yahoogroups.com>




The JKL Museum  / American Museum of Telephony and surrounding residences were lost to fire last night.

The community of Mountain Ranch CA where the museum was located may also be affected. We were told by firefighters that the museum burned to the ground. Currently no one can get into the area. The fire is called the Butte fire. As soon as we have more news we will post it on our website:
http://jklmuseum.com

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Remco Enthoven
JKL Museum Curator

Weco355aman:
This is a HUGE lost. I worked for about 6 weeks installing the SXS and other items there.
John had a world class collection. This is a sad day for the Phones and other items.
There was a large collection of books and other items that also was lost.

unbeldi:

Here is some more info about the situation there, it seems there was enough warning to save lives.

http://www.calaverasenterprise.com/news/article_5b59b06a-576a-11e5-a92c-f759e26dcac2.html

http://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/09/10/butte-fire-grows-to-1,200-acres,-leaves-thousands-without-power/

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/fires/article34660890.html

DavePEI:
For want of a better place to post this, a message from Remco. I had posted it under another topic, then noticed Jeff had posted it here:


--- Quote ---The JKL Museum  / American Museum of Telephony and surrounding residences were lost to fire last night.

The community of Mountain Ranch CA where the museum was located may also be affected. We were told by firefighters that the museum burned to the ground. Currently no one can get into the area. The fire is called the Butte fire. As soon as we have more news we will post it on our website:
http://jklmuseum.com

Please forward this message to other lists.


Remco Enthoven
JKL Museum Curator
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I am sure we all know the hard work that John LaRue, Wayne Merit and Remco have put in to this wonderful Museum. I have never has the pleasure of visiting it. I am sure they as well as all collectors are heartbroken.

Cowboy Frank Harrell visited the Museum last week, and has posted photos of the Museum to his page from his visit: http://CowboyFrank.net/galleries/Trips/2015-08/index.htm#jkl

Dave

Phonesrfun:
This is a sad day.   I was to go visit the museum about 5 years ago, but due to a scheduling problem it didn't happen, and I have been wanting to go ever since.  Now, it looks like I will have to wait for it to be rebuilt.  Unfortunately, there were some very irreplaceable items! Take for instance the famous Picturephone that we all witnessed Maureen finding in her dad's attic, which eventually went to the museum.
 
John, Wayne, and Remco, I am so sorry to hear of this loss.
 
 

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