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    • Pole lines, Larimer & 12th

    • View of telephone poles on Larimer Street near the intersection with 12th Avenue in Denver, Colorado. The poles are reinforced with cross beams and utility boxes are positioned near the tops of the poles. Shows businesses across the street...
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    • 1914
    • Pole lines, Lakewood, Colo.

    • View of telephone poles and lines on the shoulder of a dirt road in Lakewood (Jefferson County), Colorado. A row of trees, barbed wire fence, and a shallow ditch parallel the road. Pedestrians are on the road in the distance.
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    • 1914
    • Exchange interior, operator's rest room

    • Telephone operators sit in the operator's rest room at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Boulder (Boulder County), Colorado. The women sit in rocking chairs near a table where magazines and a plant are...
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    • 1914
    • Denver exchange equipment, main, 1421 Champa, operating room

    • Operators work at switchboards at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange at 1421 Champa Street, Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit in tall chairs that face the switchboard. Each work station is identified by a...
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    • 1915
    • Station equipment, old model telephone booth, #30 type

    • View of a telephone booth in a building probably in Denver, Colorado. The booth is a wooden ornate model with glass pane windows and heavy wooden door. A sign on the door depicts a bell logo and reads: "Local and Long Distance." A stuffed animal is...
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    • 1915
    • Storms, Monument, Colo.

    • Workers dressed in winter clothes pose on a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company truck in Monument (El Paso County), Colorado. Wires, equipment, and a lamp hang from the truck with a sign reading: "American Telephone and Telegraph Co....
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    • 1916 January 4
    • Operator's toilets - 1421 Champa

    • Interior view at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange in Denver, Colorado; shows a lavatory with sinks, toilets, stalls, and a steam radiator with ornate flourishes.
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    • 1914
    • W. Morgan, exchange equipment, terminal room

    • View of the terminal room in the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph exchange building in Morgan (Conejos County), Colorado. A candle stick telephone sits on a desk near other switchboard equipment. Wires, circuits, and control panels line the...
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    • 1914
    • Operator's first aid room - 1421 Champa

    • Interior view at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange first aid room in Denver, Colorado; shows nurses by a woman in a wheelchair.
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    • 1921, January
    • Tennis courts - Emerson & 10th Ave.

    • View of Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company tennis courts, in the Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado; houses include one with a gambrel roof.
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    • 1914
    • York Office - front view

    • View of Colorado Telephone Company offices on York Street in Denver, Colorado; the brick building has a cornice and letters: "The Colorado Telephone Company."
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    • 1915
    • Trinidad Garage

    • View of a one story brick garage belonging to the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Trinidad, Colorado. One section of the building has a flat roof, double garage doors and decorative brick work along the roof line. The other...
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    • 1922
    • Delta Exchange equipment - switchboard

    • Interior view of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company office in Delta (Delta County), Colorado; shows telephone operators working at a switchboard.
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    • 1914
    • Leadville Exchange

    • View of a Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company office in Leadville (Lake County), Colorado; features include an arched entry, false columns, and a cornice. Letters read: "The Colorado Telephone Company;" a wheelbarrow is by lumber.
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    • 1914
    • Aerial construction, raising pole to upright position by hand

    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company workers position a pole near a dirt road and field probably in Colorado. One man braces the pole with a prop and other workers are positioned along its length. Several of the workers wear work...
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    • 1914
    • Auto equipment, old trucks, white, construction, used at Pueblo

    • View of a truck used by the Mountain State Telephone and Telegraph Company in Pueblo (Pueblo County), Colorado. The truck has a hand brake, sirens, and plastic windshield rolled and attached to the roof of the automobile. Words painted on the side...
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    • 1914
    • Pole lines, Lafayette, Colo., north of

    • View of Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company telephone poles near a dirt road and reservoir north of Lafayette (Boulder County), Colorado. Shows barbed wire fences, trees, and fields.
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    • 1914
    • Exchange interior, business office

    • Interior view of the business office of Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Fort Collins (Larimer County), Colorado. The work space is separated by a wooden divider. A map hangs on the wall near a desk where an adding machine sits. A...
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    • 1914
    • Aerial construction raising pole to upright position by hand

    • Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph workers position a pole in an excavated hole near a dirt road and field probably in Colorado. A group of men lift the pole while another stands by with a prop. A barn, house, and fields are in the distance.
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    • 1914
    • Exchange equipment, operating room

    • A row of operators work at a switch board at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Fort Collins (Larimer County), Colorado. Plugs and cords are stretched over the work surface. The women sit on tall chairs and...
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    • 1914
    • Old exchange exterior, Ault, Colo.

    • View of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Ault (Weld County), Colorado. The building is a one story brick structure with corner entrance and arched window. Sign carved in stone above the doorway reads: "Bank."...
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    • 1904 November 27
    • Estes Park, Colorado, exchange building

    • View of the Mountain States telephone exchange building in Estes Park (Larimer County), Colorado. The structure is a log building with a dormer and stone chimney. A stone wall serves as a fence and embankment. A sign reading "Telephone" hangs on...
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    • 1931 July 29
    • Estes Park, Colorado, exchange equipment, switchboard

    • Operators work at the switchboard in the Mountain States telephone exchange in Estes Park (Larimer County), Colorado. The women work in an area separated from the rest of the room by a low divider. A telephone and adding machine sit on a desk...
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    • 1931 July 24
    • Fort Collins, Colorado, exchange building

    • View of the Mountain States telephone exchange building in Fort Collins (Larimer County), Colorado. The building is a two-story brick structure with arched windows and a flat roof. A sign on the door depicts a bell and reads: "Bell System." A sign...
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    • 1931 October
    • Johnstown, Colorado, exchange building

    • View of the Mountain States telephone exchange building in Johnstown (Weld County), Colorado. The building is a one-story frame store-front with a flat roof. A sign extending from the building reads: "Telephone." A sign painted on the door depicts...
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    • 1931 October
    • Limon, Colorado, exchange equipment

    • An operator works at a switchboard at the Mountain States telephone exchange building in Limon (Lincoln County), Colorado. Shows telephone equipment and telephone booths on the far end of the room. The woman wears a headset and polka-dot dress.
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    • 1932 April 14
    • Terminal room

    • View of equipment in the terminal room of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Boulder (Boulder County), Colorado. Shows metal framework where wires are wound and strung. A chair sits against a wall.
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    • 1914
    • Longmont, Colorado, exchange building

    • View of the telephone exchange building on the corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street in Longmont (Boulder County), Colorado. The building is a one and one-half story brick structure with arched windows, dentals, and a flat roof. A sign on the door...
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    • 1931 October
    • Milliken, Colorado, exchange building

    • View of the telephone exchange building in Milliken (Weld County), Colorado. The building is a one story frame structure. A sign reading: "Telephone" hangs from the porch. A detached garage is in the distance.
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    • 1931 October
    • F.H. Reid home, 5335 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, Colorado

    • View of the home of F.H. Reid at 5335 E. 17th Avenue in the South Park Hill Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The house is a two-story Italian Revival style structure with a low pitched tile roof, arched colonnade, fanlight windows, and metal...
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    • 1932 April 16
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, west side

    • View of the Lawrence Cowle Phipps house at 3400 Belcaro Drive in the Belcaro neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The Colonial Revival style house has a pedimented door, gabled roof, chimneys, semi-circular driveway, and contrasting trim. Frames for...
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    • 1933 October
    • Denver, Colorado, exchange equipment

    • A man works at a teletype machine and switchboard in the Long Lines department at the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company building in Denver, Colorado. Shows machinery and equipment.
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    • 1932 July
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, garage interior

    • Interior view of the garage of the Lawrence Cowle Phipps home in the Belcaro Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. A telephone sits on a shelf near fuse boxes, a thermostat, and light switches. Shows hoses, pipes, and a weight system for the garage...
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    • 1933 October
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, morning room

    • A telephone sits on a table in the morning room at the home of Lawrence Cowle Phipps in the Belcaro Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. Upholstered rattan chairs are arranged at the table and along the wall near a marble fireplace. The walls are...
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    • 1933 October
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, butler's pantry

    • A telephone sits on the counter top in the butler's pantry in the Lawrence Cowle Phipps home in the Belcaro Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. China and crystal are stored in the glass front cupboards that line the walls. A work table is in the...
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    • 1933 October
    • Garage exterior

    • View of a garage used by the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Greeley (Weld County), Colorado. The building is a one-story brick structure with a flat roof, decorative brick work at the roof line, and two sets of casement hung...
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    • 1922 January
    • Garage, exterior

    • View of a garage used by the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company in Greeley (Weld County), Colorado. The building is a one-story brick building with a flat roof, decorative brick work at the roof line, and two sets of double casement...
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    • 1922
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, boy's room, 2nd floor

    • A telephone sits on a desk in the boy's room at the Lawrence Cowle Phipps house in the Belcaro Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. A couch, upholstered chairs, and tables are arranged in this sitting room. An oriental rug covers the floor and wood...
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    • 1933 October
    • Denver exchange equipment, York office, operating room

    • Rows of operators sit at switchboards that line two walls of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building on York Street in Denver, Colorado. The women wear headsets and sit in tall chairs that face the switchboard....
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    • 1916
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Phipps' bedroom

    • A telephone sits on the bedside table in Mrs. Phipps' bedroom in the home of Lawrence Cowle Phipps in the Belcaro Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The bed is covered with a lace cover and pillows. Portraits, possibly of family members, hang on the...
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    • 1933 October
    • Durango exchange, interior business office

    • Interior view of the business office of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company exchange building in Durango (La Plata County), Colorado. A wooden partition divides the room into an office area, and a public area. A service counter...
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    • 1915
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, Mr. Phipps' bedroom

    • A telephone sits on a bedside table in the bedroom of Lawrence Cowle Phipps in his home in the Belcaro Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The bed is covered with a tapestry bedspread. Portraits and paintings hang on the wall over the wainscoting....
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    • 1933 October
    • L.C. Phipps residence, Denver, Colorado, library

    • A telephone sits on a desk in the library in the home of Lawrence Cowle Phipps in the Belcaro Neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. Built-in book shelves cover the walls and heavy drapes cover the windows. Other furniture in the room includes...
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    • 1933 October

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