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City of Belén

100 South Main Street, Belén, NM 87002  |   505-966-2730

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Belén's First Telephone Operator

Quirina Lovato Tabet, circa 1915.


Telephones were introduced on a private basis in the Belén area about 1910. John Becker had his own private service and would allow select individuals to hook into his operation. By the early 1920's, telephone service was taken over by a Colorado company.

Quirina Telephone Operator

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