Photograph of man repairing telegraph

United by Lightning: The Transcontinental Telegraph of 1861

Date: 
Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Rothenberg Hall
Add to Calendar 10/02/2019 07:30 PM 10/02/2019 08:30 PM America/Los_Angeles United by Lightning: The Transcontinental Telegraph of 1861 Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/united-lightning-transcontinental-telegraph-1861 The Huntington - Rothenberg Hall
 

Edmund Russell, professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University and the Dibner Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington, discusses the motives, construction, and consequences of the completion of transcontinental telegraph in 1861. This program is a Distinguished Fellow Lecture.