, Newburyport, MA

July 26, 2013

This day in history

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1877, one of the first telephones was tried out in the city. On that evening, Ruben Dade held a conversation with an Amesbury resident. Telegraph wires were used and violin playing and whistling were plainly heard.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury