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Number Please

"Operator, I'm calling Chicago. Dearborn-two-four-six-eight-two. My number is Main-six-nine-nine-one-three." These exchanges with the friendly telephone operator were commonplace in the years following World War II. Today we remember that before area codes, and before all-numeric numbers, this was the way to connect across city and state lines.

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