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Sweet Old School Fence Signs

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I wonder why back in the day they used letters for the first two numbers? Was it just easier that way when you’d say, “operator, ring me JO 3-1000”? Anyone know the reason?

I thought it was interesting that after noticing this one a couple hours later I found another from a different company.

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