Telegraph and Telephone Networks: Ground Breaking Developments in American Communications Jesse Jarnow

ISBN: 9780823940257

Published: August 1st 2003

Hardcover

32 pages


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Telegraph and Telephone Networks: Ground Breaking Developments in American Communications  by  Jesse Jarnow

Telegraph and Telephone Networks: Ground Breaking Developments in American Communications by Jesse Jarnow
August 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 32 pages | ISBN: 9780823940257 | 6.56 Mb

In 1848, it could take more than a month for a letter from New York to be delivered to California. By 1861, more than 2,000 telegraph offices dotted cities and towns throughout the United States. Telegraph messages could reach their destinationsMoreIn 1848, it could take more than a month for a letter from New York to be delivered to California. By 1861, more than 2,000 telegraph offices dotted cities and towns throughout the United States. Telegraph messages could reach their destinations within hours. In 1876, when Alexander Graham Bell offered to sell his new invention--the telephone--to the Telegraph Company, it declined, calling the telephone a toy.

By 1900, there were 800,000 telephones in the country.



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