Welcome to the History Corner!
Celebrating the rich history of Port Byron, New York, an old Erie Canal village in the Town of Mentz. This site is dedicated to the legacy and heritage of our community as well as a variety of regional historical tidbits. I hope you enjoy your visit and will stop by again.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Calling 967

Remember the plastic telephone covers?

This one dates back to 1964 when Port Byron's phone numbers started with 967. This was before the days of cable television. We have missed these companies from years past, such as Blake's Pharmacy, Port Byron Lumber, and especially our local trained electronic technician John B Carpenter.


Anonymous said...

I remember those phone book covers...my grandmother had one. Since the flu pandemic is so prevalent in the news...is there any history about how the 1918 flu affected Port Byron?

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing the add for Barton's..............Harris Barton was my grandfather :)

DRoe said...

Hi Erin, Always glad to hear from descendants of the many people I have mentioned on my blog. Visit us again!