Hawaii’s First Electrical Telegraph

One hundred forty-two years ago this week, The Pacific Commercial Advertiser reported the first electric telegraph in Hawaii:

The line connecting Mr. Rawson’s store and Mr. Eckart’s jewelry manufactory, is now in successful operation, and a crowd of the curious have been flattening their noses against Kinney’s front window to see the machine work. For the sake of satisfying everybody, messages will be sent over the wires for a few days from 12:30 to 1 o’clock P.M., when any one can witness their transmission.

“The Telegraph”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, October 19, 1872, Image 3


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