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Morse's colored sketch of railway telegraph
Morse's sketch of the railway telegraph, faster than the Pony Express!

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The First Transcontinental Telegraph System Was Completed
October 24, 1861

The Pony Express was outdated by the telegraph system, which was outdated by the telephone system, and now we have the Internet. Ask your family what they think is the fastest form of communication today and discuss what might come next.
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