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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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A man reads the Army-Navy Register

A man reads the Army-Navy Register in the headquarters tent of the WAMCATS construction project. Visible on a box is a typewriter, and one of the boxes is a crate of bacon that held six 12-pound cans that were packed in May 1911 in Buffalo, New York. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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