1906: Put Up Telephone Pole at Night

Residents of Middletown Were Angry the Next Morning

Middletown, Jan. 1
Captain Edward Miller, Luther Anderson, Thomas Smith and other property owners at the north end of Main street were indignant when they arose Saturday morning, for they found a big pole erected just at one side of their driveway which leads from Green street to their rear entrances. On closer examination it was found to be a telephone pole which had been erected Friday night after dark by the Southern New England Telephone Company. Captain Miller and the others appealed to Alderman Meech of the street committee, who visited the place and arranged with the telephone company to move the pole one foot to the east.

From the Hartford Courant, Jan. 1, 1906