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Post by N7ZAL on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:55 pm

I need someone to point me to a book or website that will provide information on the various old western US telegraph lines. I'm not looking for technical information. Specifically, a telegraph line was installed in 1866, in Virginia City, Montana Territory and I need information about where that line connected to, probably Salt Lake. I figure there must be some type of map of all the telegraph lines in the old west for different years? I've searched the web all day with no results.

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:35 am

http://historywired.si.edu/detail.cfm?ID=324

http://www.telegraph-history.org/transcontinental-telegraph/index.html
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Post by N7ZAL on Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:08 am

Thanks Cliff and that verifies my guess about Salt Lake City. Wonder if there are any maps out there showing the telegraph lines and various towns?
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Post by Resistance is Futile on Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:39 am

I saw ones for the military, but thats all.
Use google image search. That may help.
https://www.google.com/search?q=telegraph+map+offer&rlz=1T4GGNI_enUS538US538&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=azh_Ur-iLpDyigLq5YCoBg&ved=0CDsQsAQ&biw=1298&bih=525
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Post by N7ZAL on Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:01 am

Good suggestion, Cliff. However I checked the LOC for telegraph maps and they had 15 that didn't pertain to what I need, wrong locations, wrong dates, etc.

Getting closer. Wink 
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