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JLW Zietlow - South Dakota Telephone Pioneer

  • Aired: 01/26/2018
  • 10:25
  • Rating: TV-G
JLW Zietlow was a leader in the early days of telephone communication. He came to Dakota Territory in the 1880s, established a phone company in Aberdeen, and by the 1900s, led one of the nation's largest regional telephone companies. Zietlow's innovations in hardware and system engineering made him a worthy rival and competetive threat to the massive Bell system of the day.
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An early telephone network to rival the Bell system was established in Aberdeen, SD.
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