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Salt Lake City, Utah: Transcontinental Telegraph Connected Here

A monument on a downtown sidewalk marks the spot where the pole stood where the wires were joined that connected the transcontinental telegraph in 1861. It killed off the Pony Express.

51 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, UT
Downtown, on the east side of S. Main St., just north of its intersection with 100 S. The monument is about five feet high, next to a fireplug.
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Pioneer Telegraph Office plaque.

Transcontinental Telegraph Connected Here

Sitting on the east side of Main Street, kinda in front of Forever 21. The plaque is a little hard to read, so you may need to bring a light if you don't visit in the middle of the day. If you aren't looking, you might miss it.

Then go south a little bit -- there is a monument commemorating the Pony Express.

[Glen Ramsey, 05/22/2022]

The telegraph killed the Pony Express.

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