(Written by Irma Campbell in September, 1905)
I will endeavor to give you a brief account of what is known as the Prescott Telephone Exchange of Prescott, Ks. In the early part of 1903, Wm. H. Holmes, a prosperous farmer of Sheridan Twp., connected the farms of his five sons by telephone and later ran the line into Prescott. Oct. 2, 1903, sixteen of the farmers between the towns of Prescott Ks. and Hume, Mo. held a meeting and agreed to build a line between the two towns. By Nov. 1 of that year, the line was completed and now has 18 phones.