September 1st Emma M. Nutt Day

Emma M. Nutt was the first female telephone operator starting her 33 year career in 1878 in Boston, Mass. Yes, that was 1878! It’s amazing how far the use of telephones have come. In fact, finding a telephone operator anymore is nearly impossible, though they do still exist. When asked about the honor she earned as the first female operator her response was simple… “I’m glad my fist name wasn’t Imma”. (Which would obviously make her, Imma Nutt)

How to celebrate – Read more about Emma M. Nutt. Visit a telephone museum. See if you can find an operator. (There may be charges if you do)

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