The title “Nineteenth Century Internet” may be a stretch, but in effect that was what the invention of the telegraph did for the world in the middle of the 1800s. I wrote about this phenomenon in my regular blog post on the website Mad About MG History.
The telegraph is featured throughout The Iron Horse Chronicles. All three books reveal how important this new invention was to the construction of the first transcontinental railroad. The final book, Golden Spike, tells about Will Braddock’s participation in the historic event that was signaled around the world by the telegraph in virtually real time.
Follow this link and read the article about the beginnings of what has now evolved into the rapid-fire communications we take for granted today. Scroll down until you come to my posting on March 31st with the title “Nineteenth Century Internet.” http://madaboutmghistory.blogspot.com/