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To be more specific, the Moorestown Western Union was one of three Centralized Telegraph Bureaus (CTB) in the U.S. The other CTB's were in Las Vegas, NV and Bridgeton, MO.

Oh, and the large cubicle farms (great description, by the way) were filled with ladies AND gentlemen.


I loved this! I never sent or received a telegram (and, clearly, now I never will), but this was an interesting peek behind the scenes. It reminded me of the sort of thing I'd hear on NPR's Weekend Edition.


I don't remember cubicles...just a VAST room of desks. And Charlie Brown, our supervisor at his desk at the front of the room. The money was great for a kid at that time, but what a horribly mind numbing job!!

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