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Michigan’s first interstate telegraph comes from Buffalo to Detroit
March 1, 2022 @ 12:00 am
The first telegraph message was sent from Buffalo, New York to Detroit on this day in 1848. An article in the Detroit Free Press said of the event, “Distance and time are overcome by this wonderful invention; thoughts and words prance and leap their rapid strides over the lightning rail-way, and we are enabled to herald to our readers the doings in the Atlantic and Southern cities simultaneously with its appearance at the scene of action.”