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NOAA Photo Library Image - line5148

Flag and members of the scientific corps of the Western Union expedition to Alaska looking for a telegraph route across North America and then across Siberia to Europe. Successful laying of the Trans-Atlantic Cable put an end to this endeavor. Dall went on to an illustrious career with the the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the Smithsonian, and the U. S. Geological Survey.

Image ID: line5148, NOAA's America's Coastlines Collection
Location: Alaska


Category: Historical Coastline/

High Resolution Photo Available





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