Telegraph Trail II
May 21, 2014 § Leave a comment
In 1865, the goal of Perry McDonough Collins and his partners was to build a telegraph cable line from Los Angeles through British Columbia and Alaska, then to Russia under the Bering Strait and on into Europe. It was abandoned when a cable was laid on the Atlantic floor between Newfoundland and Ireland. Nevertheless, Collins and his team had managed to string the line from its starting point in the US up through all of BC and into Alaska before they stopped.
My bicycle trips down the Telegraph Trail more modestly starts at
Where begins a nice patch of road that is notable because of it’s smoothness, intermittent buildings and lack of traffic. This last building reminds me of a fort. Maybe the landowners designed it with that in mind.