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In Their Own Words

August 09, 1897

Telephone Arrived in Darien

John Girardeau Legare of Darien, Georgia recorded the arrival of telephone service:

”..The Bell Telephone Co. completed their long distance telephone line to Darien today and it was opened for business so that we are now connected with Savannah, Brunswick, Jacksonville, and New New York!”

Source: Buddy Sullivan, ed. The Darien Journal of John Girardeau Legare, Ricegrower, The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London, 2010, p. 53.