150 Years Ago, A Primitive Internet United The USA [Headlines]
The transcontinental telegraph connected Americans much like Twitter does today.
Long before there was an Internet or an iPad, before people were social networking and instant messaging, Americans had already gotten wired.
Monday marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental telegraph. From sea to sea, it electronically knitted together a nation that was simultaneously tearing itself apart, North and South, in the Civil War.