History of the U.S. Telegraph Industry

Tomas Nonnenmacher, Allegheny College Introduction The electric telegraph was one of the first telecommunications technologies of the industrial age. Its immediate predecessors were homing pigeons, visual networks, the Pony Express, and railroads. By transmitting information quickly over long distances, the telegraph facilitated the growth in the railroads, consolidated financial and commodity markets, and reduced information … Continue reading History of the U.S. Telegraph Industry