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"Telegraph Extension to Klondike"
Announced 11 December 1897
The Western Union Telegraph Company has just announced the extension of its telegraph circuits in the Puget Sound region of Washington State and to build another circuit extension to Victoria, British Columbia. The new circuit will extend from Seattle, Washington to Port Angeles, Washington. This line will cover Port Madison, Port Blakely, Port Townsend and other stations in-between. From Port Angeles a high- grade cable will be laid across the Straits of San Juan de Fuca, unless Superintendent Frank Jaynes, who is now making an inspection tour of telegraph circuits, should discover a better route for the cable to Vancouver Island and make connections with the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company. It is understood that additional lines will be built according to the probable necessities of the northwestern corner of the United States and into Canada.