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1. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Photo and bio of George Myers, "one of the captains of industry of the west" as a telegraph executive. Born in New York City in 1855 and coming to Kansas City in 1874 "connected with various telegraph...

2. Photographs and Facts Photographs and Facts August/5/1916 Photo and biographical article about George Myers, "vice-president and executive head of the Automatic Sprinkler Company of America," the organizer of "the Pacific Mutual Telegraph Company in 1880," and...

3. Telegraph Telegraph File contains a paper from the Western Union Telegraph Company detailing the early history of transcontinental telegraph lines, including the first in 1861 and events related to their development, from...

4. Telegraph Beginnings in Kansas Telegraph Beginnings in Kansas Spring//1959 Article about the origins of telegraph lines in Kansas from extensions from Kansas City lines in the late 1850s by Charles Stebbins and the Western Union Telegraph Company.

5. Western Union Western Union File containing papers on the history of the Western Union Telegraph Company, taking the place of the Pony Express in the western Missouri area in 1861.