One Hour in the Past E204 – Telephones with Special Guest: Mayor Walter Sendzik

E204 – Telephones

Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to new and amazing historical places!

This podcast series starts with that premise!

Adrian Petry, Visitors Services Coordinator and Kathleen Powell, Supervisor of Historical Services and Curator, both from the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, have challenged each other to explore the weird and wonderful places that one hour of research on a topic will take them. Join them as they share their findings!

On this episode…

Kathleen welcomes St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik to the podcast to discuss telephones. They have a great history-based conversation about this ever-changing technology.

Special thanks to Mayor Walter for guest appearing on the podcast.


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1- Mayor Walter Sendzik’s Facebook Page

2- Photograph of the “Bell Line Gang” and their Truck

“P.B. Cullen and the Bell line gang take time out to pose for this photo in 1925.” – St. Catharines: Canada’s Canal City by John N. Jackson and Sheila M. Wilson

One comment

  1. Just noticed the spelling of the city name on the telephone company truck ……interesting !

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