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