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Clyde Telephone Co.

Incorporated on 1 November 1904, this was one of several Southern Alberta telephone companies—such as Pincher Creek Telephone Company, and Farmers’ Water and Telephone Company of Cardston—to establish an intention to provide service to communities, but ultimately fail to follow through on telephony.

In fact, the small company that came closest to offering telephone service in this period was located in Olds. "Telephone communication has been established between Inglis Livery Stable and the St. Georges Hotel," reported The Olds Oracle on 2 November 1902. However, according to Tony Cashman’s Singing Wires, the plan by hardware merchants Earl and Wolfe to extend the system to every part of town was doomed to failure.


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