I’ve noticed a recent increase in Phone Booth Nostalgia – “Share-if-you-remember” posts, Internet memes, comic strips and such – and that got me to thinking about the fact that I could probably find at least two of them that I had spotted within the last 10 years. So I went off on a road trip just to see if they were still there and photograph them…
Turns out I was too late for one of them, and it’s no longer around. That one used to stand in Carter Cove on the north shore of Lake Nimrod, and there is still a short run of sidewalk that used to lead up to it, but the booth itself is gone. (R.I.P.)
But about 25 miles away from that location, this beauty still stands – and still works as far as I know. (Carrying pocket change is something else that’s almost gone the way of the phone booth.)
You can find it in Bluffton, Arkansas on Hwy 28 – and it’s hard to miss as you pass by. You can even see it on Google Street View. There’s a map below – and geo coordinates for the hardcore.