The Telegraph

By Karina Salas 5th period

The Beginning

The telegraph revolutionized long-distance communication. The telegraph worked by transmitting electrical signals over a wire laid between stations. They used Morse code o communicate, sets of dots and dashes. The first telegraph was sent in 1844, from Washington D.C., to Baltimore, Maryland.


A hundred years ago, the electric telegraph made possible—indeed, inevitable—the United States of America. The communications satellite will make equally inevitable a United Nations of Earth; let us hope that the transition period will not be equally bloody.

----Arthur C. Clark---


A calculating engine is one of the most intricate forms of mechanism, a telegraph key one of the simplest. But compare their value.

---George lles---


As to Bell's talking telegraph, it only creates interest in scientific circles, and, as a toy it is beautiful; but ... its commercial value will be limited.

---Elisha Grey---