Do you realize that some of today's youngsters, have never seen a pay phone....lived in a house with just one land line......never experienced a party line....telephone numbers were only 4 numbers long.....never had to dial "O" and talk to an operator in order to place a long distance call. I can't even imagine what new technology the future will bring for the next generation. It's exciting and frightening at the same time.
This particular pay phone is still used and is a very important connection with the outside world to the local Amish community. The true Amish people do not have this modern convenience in their homes. They drive their horses to a central location and share one phone with the entire community.