Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Souris River Telephone Mutual Aid Corp.
1961 – Now know as SRT the company started in May of 1950 when the directors of Verendrye Electric Cooperative in Velva decided something should be done about rural telephone service. They incorporated in 1951 and bought a small telephone exchange in Martin in 1952. In 1953 more exchanges were acquired, including Berthold, Des Lacs, Carpio and Lansford. Others soon followed to become SRT as we know it today. In 1961 the office was located at the corner of 3rd Ave. and 4th St. SE in Minot