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Mount. Joy in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early Telegraph

 
 
Early Telegraph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Early Telegraph Marker
Inscription. First commercial telegraph line in the U.S. ran along this railroad right-of-way. Completed from Lancaster to Harrisburg, 1845. The first message, "Why don't you write, you rascals?", was received, Jan. 8, 1846.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 7.332′ N, 76° 32.569′ W. Marker is in Mount. Joy, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on W. Main St. PA 230 half a mile west of Snyder Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Joy PA 17552, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Witness Tree (approx. 1.9 miles away); Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Donegal Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Witness Tree Monument (approx. 1.9 miles away); In honor of those who served our country in Korea & Vietnam (approx. 3.8 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 3.8 miles away); In honor of those who served in the World War (approx. 3.9 miles away); Simon Cameron (approx. 3.9 miles away).
 
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Railroad tracks paralleling the Susquehanna River. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. Railroad tracks paralleling the Susquehanna River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,295 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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