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West Liberty Telephone Company upgraded in 1957

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WEST LIBERTY (KWWL) -- It was out with the old and in with the new on March 30, 1957.

The final call through a manual telephone switchboard was made that day at the West Liberty Telephone Company.

The new technology eliminated the need for traditional operators.  The conversion cost $125,000 and changed the toll center to Iowa City.   Customers using Liberty Communications would then have to dial a new prefix to make calls.

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