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Way Back When in Santa Barbara -- April 13, 1918

Image: telcomhistory.org
A dance was held in the Elks’ Hall on April 13, 1918 by one of the newest associations in the city -- the Girl Telephone Operators Association. There were 40, mostly young, women in this group who worked the telephone switchboards. This was probably the most technical job available for women a century ago. These women often stayed at their posts during emergencies such as floods, fires, and earthquakes.
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