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Pages of History: Telephone girls headed to Ore. for their picnic


From the pages of the Crescent City American, June 1930.

Invitations have been sent out by the West Coast Telephone Company from the district headquarters at Marshfield, Ore., to the telephone operators of the district, which includes all of Coos and Curry counties in Oregon and Crescent City and Smith River in Del Norte County, for the telephone operators’ picnic, which will be held this year at Bandon-by-the-Sea.

The local telephone girls are very much enthused over the coming event, and it is thought that as many as possible will be in attendance. The picnic is a yearly affair, sponsored by the telephone company officials for their operators to enable them to get together for a day of sport and pleasure. 

Population of Del Norte 

Final reports on the population of Del Norte County have been submitted by the supervisor of the census, James F. Olmsted, of Petaluma, who gives the tabulated report as follows:

Crescent township, including Crescent City, 3,521; Klamath township 663; and Smith River township 550; making a total of 4,734 people for the entire county.

Crescent township shows that there are more people living just outside the city limits than there are living in the city. 

The figures for Crescent City are 1,715, and the township at large shows 3,521, making 1,806 people residing outside the city limits.

The census report shows a gain in population of more than double over the past decade. 


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