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These much ignored pieces of rural and urban furniture finally have a website of their own.

This is not the site to visit for technical information pertaining to telegraph poles. You'll find nothing about 10KVa transformers, digital telephone networking or even so much as a single volt.

This is a website celebrating the glorious everyday mundanitude of these simple silent sentinels the world over.

from the simple... through the interesting... to the hieroglyphics and the alluring
Simple telegraph poles Space age telegraph poles telegraph pole hieroglyphics to the downright sexy ones
click the thumbnails above to view the gallerys. more poles...

We don't care what the wires contain either. They all carry electricity in some way be it the sparky stuff which boils your kettle, or the thinner stuff with your voice in it when you're on the phone.

Christmas Poles in Florida

Regular and high-powered*1 contributor to the depth of telegraphic wisdom that makes up these society pages - is our old friend Carter Wall (#0487H).  Carter tells us she has decamped to Florida for her Yuletide felicitations - and if I had not got a grip of myself and not finally got around to posting this now it would have seemed hopelessly anachronistic.  As it is, 1st Jan is still officially Crimbo.  Anyway...

We have decamped to sunny Florida for the holidays, and got here in time to catch the town's very home-made Christmas parade, which features everything from the high school marching band to the local dentist dressed as Santa, driving his Corvette. My hands down favorite in the parade, and I am sure that of any other TPASers*2 in the crowd, was the local electric utility's float, which featured two telegraph poles, complete with hardware.  First time I've seen a pole with fairy lights! Merry Christmas to you all!

A Utility pole themed carnival float at Christmas in Florida

Cater signed off with "Sent from my mobile - please pardon any typos".  Well of course I will - I'm not the sort to hold grudges. Typos, you are forgiven.
*1 Did you see what I did there? Oh goodness me, I'm just so sharp!
*2 Yes, this definitely would be a favourite.