September 23, 2014

Featured Image: Prominent Inventors

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Today in History: The Transcontinental Telegraph & the End of the Pony Express

Telegraph chart, America and Europe.

Today in History–October 24–the Library of Congress features the transcontinental telegraph system was completed on this day in 1861, which signaled the rapid demise of the short-lived Pony Express. Learn more about these methods of long-distance communication by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources. Samuel F.B. Morse Sent the First Telegraphic Message Telegraph maps Telegraph sheet music Telegraph images from … [Read more...]