(220 ILCS 60/1) (from Ch. 134, par. 12)
    Sec. 1. That it shall be lawful for any person or persons living on the line of any public highway, street or alley outside of any incorporated city, village or town in this state, or on any private road leading to such highway, street or alley, to construct, operate and maintain a line or lines of telegraph or telephone, extending from house to house, as the parties interested in the construction of such lines, may desire.
(Source: Laws 1883, p. 173.)