How Farmers Built A Barbed Wire Phone Network

Ridiculous History

By iHeartRadio

How Farmers Built A Barbed Wire Phone Network

Wednesday, 21 February

Nowadays smartphones are an ubiquitous part of many civilizations, but not so long ago telephones of any sort were a rare commodity -- and the infrastructure was enormously expensive. When telephones hit the mass market, companies focused on densely-populated urban areas, leaving rural communities with no hope of getting a phone line. Until, that is, a group of MacGyver-esque farmers figured out an ingenious way to connect not just themselves, but everyone in their town. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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