Telephone History

Last January, the New Orleans Times Picayune reported that a Cajun amateur
archeologist having dug to a depth of 10-meters found traces of copper
wire dating back 100 years.... and came to the conclusion that their
ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Cajuns, in the weeks that followed, Texan
scientists dug to a depth of 20-meters. Shortly after, headlines in the
Dallas Morning News read: " Texas archaeologists have found traces of
200-year old copper wire, and have concluded that their ancestors already
had an advanced high-tech communications network one hundred years earlier
than the Cajuns."

One week later, The Birmingham News reported the following: "After digging
as deep as 30-meters in fields near Selma, Bubba Williams, a self- taught
archeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Bubba has
therefore concluded that 300 years ago in Alabama they were already using