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Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Emma M. Nutt Day

When : September 1st

Emma M. Nutt Day celebrates the first woman telephone operator in America.

Emma Nutt became the first woman telephone operator on September 1, 1878. She loved the job, and worked at it for 33 years.

This special day celebrates the world of telephone operators. It was a very important job for many decades. Today, the position has been eliminated being replaced by automation in telephone systems.

A little side note about Emma: According to Emma, she was "very thankful that my first name was not Imma".

Origin of Emma M. Nutt Day:
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EDELWEISS33 9/1/2012 11:19PM

    my mother in law was one of those operators with the board thing and wires and all.

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MILPAM3 9/1/2012 11:55AM

  Don't find many people nowadays who will stick with a job or a company for that long.

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