While Snowmass Village is very connected to its "923" number, it wasn't that long ago that residents of the area were just getting telephone service for the first time. On July 30, 1908, the Aspen Daily Times reported: "Telephones for Farmers 'Hello, central; give me the Brush Creek telephone line.' 'Certainly.' This will be one of the every day calls at the telephone office inside of a very short month. The fact seems to be that the Brush Creek farmers who are among our most progressive men, are keeping tab on the court house doings these days and will soon be able to get daily reports by phone as they are busy completing one of the best equipped lines in the state, to work in conjunction with the local Colorado Telephone company's office. Recently District Manager Whalen of Leadville, and local manager Mogee met with them at the Brush Creek school house and discussed this important extension carefully. This resulted in the naming of a committee composed of W.L. Hurst, T.J. Burke and R.F. Roberts. These men have been busy and today a fine line of new poles extends from Glendale farm to W.L. Hursts fine farm near Snow Mass divide. The following prosperous farmers, Jas. Carroll, R. F. Roberts, T.J. Burke, L. Roberts, P. Trainer, J.A. Gauble, Mrs. Miles Carroll, John Hoaglund, Thos. Kearns, and W.L. Hurst, will be the first to enjoy the new line which Manager Mogee will see is equipped with the latest and best phones, while the local company will connect for the present with the Glendale line, it is planned to bring their own line into Aspen at some later period."
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