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Fort Laramie in Goshen County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

Transcontinental Telegraph

 
 
Transcontinental Telegraph Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
1. Transcontinental Telegraph Markers
Inscription.
Electrical Engineering Milestone
Transcontinental Telegraph

Between July 4 and October 24, 1861, a telegraph line was constructed by the Western Union Telegraph Co. between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, thereby completing the first high speed communication link between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. This service met the critical demand for fast communication between these two areas, this telegraph line operated until May, 1869, when it was replaced by a multi-wire system constructed with the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad lines.
August 1990
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Fort Laramie
and
The Transcontinental Telegraph

The transcontinental telegraph reached Fort Laramie from the east on August 5, 1861. From then until May, 1869, Fort Laramie was a major station on the telegraph line. Soldiers from Fort Laramie protected the line, made repairs, and operated repeater stations from Julesburg, Colorado (150 miles to the east) to South Pass, Wyoming (300 miles to the west).
Dedicated August 5, 1990
by the Denver section of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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Fort Laramie

A military post of the frontier
June
Fort Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
2. Fort Laramie Marker
16, 1849 – March 2, 1890
This monument is erected by the State of Wyoming and a few interested residents
1913

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 42° 12.233′ N, 104° 33.439′ W. Marker is in Fort Laramie, Wyoming, in Goshen County. Marker can be reached from Wyoming Route 160, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located at Fort Laramie National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Laramie WY 82212, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Laramie (here, next to this marker); The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Pony Express (a few steps from this marker); The Sutlerís House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sutlerís Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Bedlam (within shouting distance of this marker); A Fatherís Grief . . . A Soldierís Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Laramie National Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Laramie.
 
More about this marker. Markers are attached to a stone obelisk.
 
Related markers.
Second Fort Laramie Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
3. Second Fort Laramie Marker
The National Register
Of Historic Places -
Wyoming Place No. 13
Fort Laramie
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Fort Laramie National Historic Site. (Submitted on August 12, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Communications
 
Transcontinental Telegraph Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
4. Transcontinental Telegraph Monument
Transcontinental Telegraph Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 2, 2015
5. Transcontinental Telegraph Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on October 23, 2016.
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