Kona-Kau Telephone and Telegraph Company - Holualoa, Territory of Hawaii 1902

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Beautiful certificate from the Kona-Kau Telephone and Telegraph Company issued in 1902. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company name. This item has the original signatures of the Company's President, and Secretary, Luther Aungst and is over 110 years old.
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L. S. (Luther Stine) Aungst (1862-193x) - Born in Pa. 1862, He was the man who "wired" the Big Island. Hired to improve Hamakua & South Kohala Telephone Co. (1890); Secured franchise from gov't for Kona-Kau Telephone & Telegraph: (1892-1932); Secretary; Mutual Telephone Company, Superintendent (1895); Retired in 1932 at the age of 70. Note- Kona Kau Telephone & Telegraph merged with two other companies into "Hawaii Telephone Company". Once owned by Mutual Telephone, the Big Island subsidiary was then known as Hawaii Telephone Company.