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"First phone rang and electricity lamp was lit" Rietavas Favorite Tip by satara

Rietavas General: 5 reviews and 5 photos

  It used to be electricity station
by satara

Favorite thing: In autumn 1882, upon the initiative of Duke Bogdan Oginski the telephone line (54 km in length) connected Rietavas, Plunge, Kretinga and Palanga. Thus the first telephone in Lithuania rang in Rietavas just after six years since its invention. This date is considered as the beginning of telephonisation in Lithuania.
Also Rietavas had the first electricity lamp lit in Lithuania.

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  • Written Jun 1, 2003
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