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"Government Extension To The Klondike"
Announced 19 March 1898
The Dominion Government of Canada will be asked to make an appropriation at the present session of the Canadian Parliament for the approved extension of the Government Telegraph System into the Territory of the Yukon. At the present instant, the Government telegraph circuit extends from Ashcroft, British Columbia to Quesnelle. This is a distance of only 225 miles. From the latter point to Telegraph Creek is only another 54 miles. The proposal is to build the section now to Teslin Lake next season, reaching the Yukon by next Summer. The estimated cost is $500,000.