After digging to a depth of 10 feet last year outside of New York City, New York, scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 100 years. They came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a Los Angeles, California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet somewhere just outside Oceanside. Shortly after, a story in the LA Times read: "California archaeologists
report a finding of 200 year old copper cable, and have concluded that
their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network
a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."
One week later, a local newspaper in Boaz, Alabama reported the following: "After
digging down about 30 feet deep in his pasture near the community of Sardis
City, Bubba, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely
nothing. Bubba has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Alabama had already gone wireless".
Just makes a person proud to be from Alabama!