Once upon a time, there was a phone booth way out in the middle of the Mojave Desert with no one around for miles. The phone booth was lonely. So, people from around the world called it and people would trek out there to answer.
Believe it or not, we went out there a few times to spend a few hours answering phone calls, mostly from England and Germany. They asked if we were really out in the middle of the desert. Really far out in the desert, miles from civilization? And if it was hot? And why we were out there answering calls? That last one was a good question.
Sadly, the NPS removed the phone booth on May 17, 2000. My photos are from just before it was removed.
If you are interested in learning more about the story of the Loneliest Phone Booth. Check out the site that started it all: The Deuce of Clubs. Doc has even written a book on it! (For reals!)
The number, +1-760-733-9969, is still active. It rings to a public conference call where anyone can join in and chat.
The Mojave Phone Booth was located at 35.2858°, -115.6844°. If you want to go visit the site. It is out in the Mojave Cinder Cones, not far from Cima and Baker, in the Mojave Preserve.