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Museum of telephones burned to ground in California wildfire

The JKL Museum of Telephony, a telephone-centric museum located near the town of San Andreas in California, was destroyed last week by California wildfire, according to a blog post on the museum's website.

The John K. La Rue museum was "dedicated to preserving telephone history" and contained thousands of telephones and telephone switching boards dated from the late 1800's up to present-day phone technology, as well as telephone books and catalogues. Now, all of it has been destroyed.

See the photos below, courtesy of the JKL Museum website:

In a new blog post published yesterday, a representative from the museum wrote that the the former site of the museum is "still smoking," with fire crews still...

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