Collins' Overland International Telegraph

Collins' Overland International Telegraph (HM5LP)

Location: Quesnel, BC 22401 Cariboo
Country: Canada

N 52° 58.519', W 122° 29.887'

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Promoted by Perry Collins, the U.S. Commercial Agent in Russia, and dependent on the Western Union Telegraph Company's money, men and technology for its execution, this early telegraph line roused the enthusiasm of the white residents of British Columbia. At no expense to them the colony was to be a vital link in a line joining Europe and America via Russia. In 1867, after completion of the more economical Trans-Atlantic cable, construction ceased at Fort Stager at the confluence of the Kispyap and Skeen rivers. The section from New Westminster to the Cariboo was brought by the Canadian Government in 1880.

Le Reseau Telegraphique International Collins 1864-1867

Ce reau t?l?graphique, lanc ? par Perry Collins, attach? commercial des Etats-Unis en Russie, et finance enti?rement par La Western Union Telegraph Company, souleva l'enthousiasme des Blancs de la Colombie-Britannique. La colonie allait devenir, sans frais, un lien importante entre l'Europe and l'Amerique gr?ce au trac? transsib?rien. Au parach?vement du c?ble transatlantique plus ?conomique, la construction du t?l?graphe fut arr?t?e au fort Stager, en 1867, au confluent des rivi?res Kispyap et Skeena. En 1880, le Gouvernement canadien acheta le tron?on entre New Westminster et la r?gion de Cariboo.
HM NumberHM5LP
Year Placed1931
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 533700 N 5869642
Decimal Degrees52.97531667, -122.49811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 58.519', W 122° 29.887'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 58' 31.14" N, 122° 29' 53.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Front St, Quesnel BC 22401, CA
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