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Preserving Pocahontas

Margaret Coberly at Work – 1961

Phone company office worker Margaret Coberly at her desk in the Marlinton Office. Pocahontas Telephone Company was sold to Telephone Utilities of West Virginia in 1959 due to expanded demand for phone service created by the location of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank. County-wide dial system went into operation at 6 a.m. on June 19, 1961. This snapshot was taken during the conversion in February 1961. Courtesy of Jean McKenney, ID: PHP000714

Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at or If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county Historical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email Prints of photographs are available.

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