The alphabetizing of telephone numbers was widespread across the country, and even in a city the size of Fort Worth, there were bound to be different exchanges. To help jog people's memories, these exchanges were (I think) named after some local landmark.
Anyhow, what I'm asking is, does anyone know the mnemonic for "AX"? In other words, was it short for AXelrod, AXis, AXle, or what? And how many other such telephone number prefixes and mnemonics were in use around Fort Worth?
(Aside: Our family doctor, C. B. Bruner, who recently retired, set up his practice on South Hulen, very close to Old Grandbury Road, in the early 1960s when there was practically nothing else out there. He had an ariel photograph of that part of town back then hanging on the wall of his office for years. It was a freaking PRAIRIE! Dr. Bruner's office number was very easy to remember, especially if you were sick or injured: 292-5000. Years later he told my father that he was able to get that particular phone number because way back in the day, one of his patients was a big shot at the telephone company and got that number for him.)
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