Electrical Engineering MilestoneBetween July 4 and October 24, 1861, a telegraph line was constructed by the Western Union Company between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, thereby completing the first high-speed communications line between the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts. This service met the critical demand for fast communications between these areas. The telegraph line operated until May 1869, when it was replaced by a multi-wire system constructed with the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railway lines.
|Placed By||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 12:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 341941 N 4402322|
|Decimal Degrees||39.75616667, -94.84506667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 45.37', W 94° 50.704'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 45' 22.20" N, 94° 50' 42.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1202-1298 Penn St, St Joseph MO 64503, US|
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