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“I Take Up My Pen”: [California] Ensign, 1939

By: Ardis E. Parshall - February 16, 2017

This Ensign was a southern California publication, not, of course, the current general Church magazine.

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  1. I guess Tucker 1639 is the telephone number. Does that mean that as late as 1939 Los Angeles telephone numbers were just six digits?

    Comment by Mark B. — February 16, 2017 @ 3:15 pm

  2. Hard to believe, isn’t it? I don’t know how else to interpret that phone number, though.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — February 16, 2017 @ 3:54 pm

  3. That would have been the city only. The system we know and love today was established in the 1940s. Before that the system was a hodgepodge.

    Comment by eric boysen — February 16, 2017 @ 7:18 pm

  4. This is fascinating. I can never predict what direction a thread will take — and so often, as with this one, it wanders into strange territory where I learn things I never thought to ask.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — February 16, 2017 @ 9:50 pm

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