Good reception saves Prairie Grove phone booth

Facebook posts prompt fix after vehicle hits town staple

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 4:11 a.m.

David Parks, president of the Prairie Grove Telephone Co., shows the damage to the telephone booth that was located in front of the Colonial Motel on U.S. 62 in Prairie Grove for four decades.The booth was hit Saturday by a Chevy Tahoe.

For at least 40 years, a telephone booth has stood next to U.S. 62 across from the entrance to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. For many, it was an anachronistic icon in a city that prides itself on the past.

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