The Story of Telecommunications

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Mercer University Press, 1999 - History - 507 pages
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This is George P. Oslin's life work. Among hundreds who told him their experiences were Thomas A. Edison, William Henry Jackson (Civil War soldier, pioneer photographer, and covered wagon bullwhacker), and William Campbell (last surviving Pony Express rider). Facts from company documents, thousands of newspapers, magazines, and books, and more than 100,000 letters and diaries of the pioneers were pieced together and condensed into the real story of their struggles, strategy, and success.

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Accounts of laying the telegraph cable in Unalakleet includes a brief description of the Native community, including their dance, their homes, their attire, and their beliefs which I hold close to my heart. I was saddened to hear that four Natives were shot during telegraph construction in Unalakleet. If you're interested in the history of Alaska, portions of this book are very good reading.  

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