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The Death of the Pay Phone

Once numbering over 2 million in the U.S., an estimated 100,000 remain. But they are getting hard to find. Especially ones that work.

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Las Vegas, Nev.
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High Point, N.C.
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Blue Mountain, N.Y.
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Seattle, Wash.
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Denver, Colo.
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Niland, Calif.
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Las Vegas, Nev.
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Old Forge, N.Y.
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Oakland, Calif.
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Montgomery, W.V.
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Dallas, Tx.
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Gifford, S.C.
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Green Bank, W.V.
David Kidd is a photojournalist and storyteller for Governing. He can be reached at
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