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Earlie Telegraph Service in Kansas City
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TitleEarlie Telegraph Service in Kansas City
AbstractUp to the winter of 1857-8, telegraph lines from the East had reached only as far as Boonville. In the spring of 1848, Charles C. Stebbins, president of the Missouri River Telegraph Company, made a proposition to extend the line to Kansas City. The city would advance $25,000, this sum to be repaid in telegraph service. The offer being accepted, work began immediately and the line was completed on December 20, 1858.
DateJuly 14, 1940
SourceThe Kansas City Star
LocationMounted Clipping File: Telegraph Companies
Local SubjectTelegraphs
Telecommunications
Missouri River Telegraph Company
IllustrationsNo
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID102516
CONTENTdm number22125
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