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Return to:   WAMCATS: The Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System - On May 26, 1900, Congress gave its approval to build an extensive network of telegraph and cable lines that would link Alaska to the rest of the world.
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Military crews and miners were tapped to work the WAMCATS project

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Military crews as well as down-and-out miners were tapped to work the WAMCATS project. Here, infantrymen made up the right-of-way brushing crew in the Gulkana section of the route. Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Library and Archives.

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