We posted some information about this event earlier this week, but here’s the official press release announcing the premiere of the new short film C.L. Brown and Kansas Independent Telephony. Several images in this short film were originally taken by Paul H. Jeffcoat with the Jeffcoat Photography Studio.
The Dickinson County Historical Society is pleased to announce the debut of C.L. Brown and Kansas Independent Telephony, a new short documentary film on Abilene’s twentieth-century patriarch.
Beginning in 1899, Abilene’s C.L. Brown began the Brown Telephone Company, which in its later years would grow to become Sprint. At a time without wireless technology or even dial phones, operators diligently worked twenty-four hour shifts connecting customer calls and greeting everyone with a friendly voice. After much company growth and expansion, Brown began to give back to his employees and the general public. Read More→