Telegraph Wire, The

DESCRIPTION: "Oh, dear me, the world's on fire, news sent around on a telegraph wire! Lord have mercy, only think, news sent to Mexico quicker than a wink! Oh dear, what shall I do? Every year brings something new!" A catalog of marvels and changes of the modern age
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Warner)
KEYWORDS: technology
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1752 and following - Franklin's experiments with lightning
1844 - Samuel Morse installs the first electromagnetic telegraph
1857, 1858, 1866 - Cyrus Field attempts to lay a transatlantic cable. (The 1857 attempts failed, the 1858 cable was briefly operational; the 1866 cable was the first true success)
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Warner 75, "The Telegraph Wire" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST Wa075 (Partial)
File: Wa075

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