Old Telegraph Road

Old Telegraph Road (HM15BZ)

Location: Bellingham, WA 98226 Whatcom County
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Country: United States of America
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N 48° 47.069', W 122° 29.146'

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Penetrating northward through this point, toward wilderness areas of British Columbia and Alaska, a telegraph line was partially built in 1865-1867 to connect New York with London via the Bering Strait Cable and a line across Russia. A single-wire pole line followed a fifty-foot clearing through heavy forests and across frozen tundra. Western Union Telegraph Company dropped project abruptly in 1867 when satisfactory trans-Atlantic cable service was established. Russian-American co-operation in building this line facilitated our purchase of Alaska in 1867.
HM NumberHM15BZ
Placed ByHistorical Site and Markers Commission, [Washington] State Parks Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 537774 N 5403625
Decimal Degrees48.78448333, -122.48576667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 47.069', W 122° 29.146'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 47' 4.14" N, 122° 29' 8.76" W
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Area Code(s)360
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-128 Telegraph Rd, Bellingham WA 98226, US
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