Zelma Rural Telephone Company, 1917-1977

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Zelma Rural Telephone Company, 1917-1977

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The first organizational meeting of directors of the Zelma Rural Telephone Company took place on March 20, 1915, with George R. Duff elected President and director. Additional directors elected at that time were J.W. Cline, G.A. Campbell, Major Shout and James Murray. Charles W. Cline was elected Secretary-Treasurer, a position in held until 1964.

Regulated by the Saskatchewan Government Telephones Department, the company proceeded to construct telephone lines in the area serving the town and surrounding farms in the district. The board of directors decided rates, telephone extension applications, contracts and salaries.

In 1977, SaskTel absorbed the Zelma Rural Telephone Co. into its provincial telephone system. The last meeting of the directors of the Zelma Rural Telephone Co. took place on January 8, 1977.


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SaskTel/Saskatchewan Telecommunications

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SaskTel/Saskatchewan Telecommunications is the successor of Zelma Rural Telephone Company, 1917-1977

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2008-04-21 (Creation).
2017-08-16 (Approval)
2017-11-29 (Revision).


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Saskatchewan Archives: Zelma Rural Telephone Co. fonds (F 30)

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