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Barbed wire telephone lines brought isolated homesteaders together (and then let them snoop on each other)

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Frost, Natasha (main author)
Format:
Journal article
Publication Date:
2017-09-25
URL:
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/barbed-wire-telephone-lines-homesteaders-prairie-america-history
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
development issues, farm families, farm women, farmers, history, innovations, risk communication, rural communities, rural development, rural families, rural populations, rural women, social factors, technological advancement, telephone communication, information technology, rural lifestyle, health care, isolation, fences, barbed wire
Notes:
11 pages, Author examines how two inventions of the 1870s (barbed wire and the telephone) changed the lonely lives of frontier Americans.