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"Telegraph Line to the Klondike"
Announced 02 September 1897
The Dominion Government in Ottawa, Ontario, has made application to the United States Government to be permitted to construct a line of telegraph from a navigable point on the Lynn Canal to Tagish, across the summit, a distance of nearly one-hundred miles, so that telegraphic communication may be had with the interior of the Yukon Territory all year round. This would place the Klondike within a couple of weeks' travel of communication with the outside world.