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Tuesday, Jan 23
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
Wednesday, Jan 24
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Thursday, Jan 25
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
Friday, Jan 26
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
Saturday, Jan 27
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
09:00 AM Selection and Care of Roses, Flowering Trees and Shrubs
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
05:00 PM Calaveras High Grad Night- Ladies Bingo Night
Sunday, Jan 28
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
Monday, Jan 29
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
Tuesday, Jan 30
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
Wednesday, Jan 31
All Day The Wild Rose Presents "A Winter's Day" by Ken Mayer Photography
All Day Overeaters Anonymous meeting
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Thursday, Feb 1
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
Saturday, Feb 3
08:00 AM Central Calaveras Firefighters Association Pancake Breakfast
10:00 AM Old Timers Museum Walking Tours Are Every Saturday at 10am.
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
Sunday, Feb 4
11:00 AM Sunday Funday at Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Guided Tours of Ironstone Vineyards
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park
12:00 PM Murphys Old Timers Museum Will Display "Cattle in the Sierras " Through April
02:00 PM Murphys Hotel Presents Their 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off February 4th.

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Posted by: thepinetree on 02/02/2017 10:18 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 02/02/2017 10:18 AM
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Bundle, Save & Shop Local At Caltel!

Copperopolis, CA...In 1895 James A. Tower was only 16 years old when, using barbed wire fencing, he strung the first telephone line for what was to become The Calaveras Telephone Company. As demands for the telephone service increased, the young Mr. Tower found it necessary to establish a central office in the small community of Felix near the town of Copperopolis. Then in 1899, Mr. Tower, now 20 years old, negotiated an agreement with Sunset Telephone Company that would connect his subscribers by telephone with the rest of the world.




James A. Tower died in 1936 at the young age of 56, leaving his wife Laura and their young son Howard, who was 13 years old at the time, responsible for the operation of the company. In 1950, Mr. Howard Tower, then 27 years old, installed the first automatic switching equipment in the county. This meant that Laura no longer had to operate a manual switchboard. By 1962, all unsightly telephone lines had been buried underground and The Calaveras Telephone Company was operating out of their new modernized buildings in Copperopolis and Jenny Lind.

Today we are proud to say Calaveras Telephone Company is still family owned and operated.


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