This lonely paid phone booth was once working. It spent decades in the middle of nowhere, being left in the desert for some unknown reasons. It had its own number: (760) 733-9969. Campers who happened to find this phone located 8 miles from the nearest paved road used to answer the incoming calls from everywhere or make calls themselves.
Don’t try to call its number today though, because the National Park Service decided to rip the lonely phone booth out, that was reportedly set up in the 1960s to provide phone service to miners and other people. An independent film appeared in 2000 devoted to this phone booth. But the year 2000 was also its end, as this was the year it was finally removed.