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  1. Feb 2021
    1. History of the U.S. Telegraph Industry - Tomas Nonnenmacher, Allegheny College. Has a good section about the telegraph and its relation to the railroad

    1. In 1881, a company known as the Postal Telegraph Company will be established by MacKay, leveraging the market position of the undersea cables and built with the remnants of some defunct companies. It was a private company that at times financially struggled and finally was acquired by Western Union through an agreement with the US Government.

      Postal Telegraph Company was a competitor to the Western Union monopoly. Eventually was acquired by WU