Western Union Telegraph Expedition - Clippings, 1865 - 1867

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How was the world keeping up with the Western Union Telegraph Expedition in Alaska and Russia? While crews were navigating through icy waters, canoeing up rivers and trekking across frozen lands, everyone else could follow along from the comfort of home. This collection of newspaper clippings span the entirety of the expedition, showing the high and the low points of the many forays that took place between 1865 and 1867. Start transcribing these clippings and put yourself in the shoes of the American newspaper reader of over 150 years ago!

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