TITLE

Connecting Oregon

AUTHOR(S)
DILLOW, FRANK
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Oregon Historical Quarterly;Summer2010, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p184
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the history of settlement in Oregon and the development of a communications network for the delivery of mail, newspapers, money, legal documents, and supplies. The author reflects on the development of the telegraph, the establishment of the first post office, and private mail delivery. The impact of the innovation of telephone services is also considered in relation to the work of inventor Alexander Graham Bell and the eventual incorporation of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T). Other topics include state regulation and nationalization of telephone and telegraph companies, advances in telecommunications technology, and the role of entrepreneurs in economic development.
ACCESSION #
51536427

 

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