n We recently bought an antique ruler promoting a Stockton, Calif., printing company that had a four-digit phone number. It got us to do a little research on phone-number history. We were surprised to learn that the use of area codes in the U.S. goes all the way back to 1951, when residents of two New Jersey communities were first given the ability to “direct dial” 11 cities nationwide. More on the subject in a future column.

The next time you’re in Montreal, look for the PFK stores scattered throughout the city. You would be most likely to visit a PFK if you wanted to buy a:

A) Dinner

B) Dress

C) Doll

D) Duvet

Monday’s answer: Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium was built on the site of the birthplace of cowboy star Roy Rogers.

n For 21 straight years (1959-1980), producer Quinn Martin had at least one TV series in prime time, an industry record. It started with “The Untouchables” and ended with “Barnaby Jones,” with such classics as “The Fugitive” and “The Streets of San Francisco” in between. Martin was once married to Madelyn Pugh, part of the writing team for “I Love Lucy.”

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