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Deseret Telegraph Office

Salt Lake City, Utah 1861

 

— Replicated in 2001 —

 
Deseret Telegraph Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
1. Deseret Telegraph Office Marker
Inscription.  In 1861, the transcontinental telegraph line ran directly through Salt Lake City. Though it provided a line of communication from east to west, it did little to connect the isolated communities in the Intermountain region. This led Brigham Young to create the Deseret Telegraph Line in 1866, eventually connecting from Idaho to Arizona by the 1870's.
 
Erected by This Is The Place Foundation. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 40° 45.311′ N, 111° 48.887′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of First N and First E, on the left when traveling east on First N. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2601 East Sunnyside Avenue, Salt Lake City UT 84108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edward Snelgrove Boot Shop (a few steps from this marker); Handcarts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Manti Fort Gristmill (about 300 feet away); Z.C.M.I. (Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution)
Deseret Telegraph Office and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 17, 2021
2. Deseret Telegraph Office and Marker
The Deseret Telegraph Office is the building on the right. The marker is seen to the right of the steps leading to the entrance door. The building on the left is the Edward Snelgrove Boot Shop.
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(about 300 feet away); Hooper and Eldredge Bank (about 400 feet away); Irrigation Station (about 400 feet away); Heber East Ward School (about 500 feet away); Early Monuments (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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