At one time Calhoun County had one of the highest percentages of absentee farm ownership in Iowa. But one thing most families did own was a telephone. Our collection of telephone books date back to 1908 with listings for residents both rural and city as well as businesses. Often addresses accompany each listing.
As with newspapers, many businesses advertised in these telephone books.
150 High Street, Rockwell City, Iowa 50579, (712)-297-8139, email@example.com