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Cashman, Tony, Singing Wires: The Telephone in Alberta Publisher - The Alberta Government Telephones Commission; Copyright 1972, Tony Cashman   

Cashman Tony, The Telephone Man: A Story About Archie Hollingshead                       Publisher - The Alberta Government Telephones Commission                                      Copyright 1977, The Alberta Government Telephones Commission

Dean, Carol, How the West Was Lost - By Bell Canada
Alberta In the 20th Century - Volume Two: The Birth of the Province 1900 to 1910, pgs 256 to 257
Copyright 1992, United Western Communications Limited

Goyette, Linda and Roemmich, Carolina Jakeway. Edmonton In Our Own Words. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2004.

Stinson, Margaret, The Wired City: A History of the Telephone in Edmonton       Copyright 1980, Edmonton Telephones

Harvey, Janet. "The Schizo Career of Red Deer promoter John T. Hall," in Alberta in the 20th Century, Vol. 3: The Boom and the Bust 1910-1914. Edmonton: United Western Communications, 1991.

Hesketh, Bob and Swyripa, Frances, eds. Edmonton: The Life of a City. Edmonton: NeWest Press, 1995.

Horton, Marc and Sass, Bill. Voice of a City: The Edmonton Journalís First Century, 1903-2003. Edmonton: Edmonton Journal Group, 2003.

MacGregor, J.G. Edmonton: A History. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, 1975

Mair, Alex. Gateway City. Calgary: Fifth House, 2000.

Romaghen, Allen. "Telegraph Line to Edmonton" in Alberta Historical Review, Vol. 18, No. 4.

van Herk, Aritha. Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta. Toronto: Penguin Viking, 2001.

Watson, Thomas A., The Birth and Babyhood of the Telephone

Northern Electric Company, Limited,  Switching: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Alberta in the 20th Century, Vol. 1: The Great West Before 1900. Edmonton: United Western Communications, 1991.

City of Edmonton. Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2004.


Antonio Meucci Webpage

Brainy Encyclopedia - Mail Webpage

Canadian Business Resource, Bell Canada Corporate Profile

The Canadian Encyclopedia web site:

Catania, Basilio, Antonio Meucci Revisited
reprinted from Antenna, Page 4, November 1996

Postal Services History Webpage 

Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada

Civilization.ca: A Chronology of Canadian Postal History - 1841-1867, Toward Postal Reform and Self-Government

Olds, Kelly B., The Cato Journal Volume 15, No 1: The Challenge to the U.S. Postal Monopoly, 1839-1851

The Telegraph or "Victorian Internet" Network

PBS: The American Experience - Telephones: More About Bell

Privateline.com: Telephone History - Tom Farley's Telephone History Series: Telephone History - Part 1: To 1830

About.com, Inventors - The History of the Telephone: Alexander Graham Bell, Elisha Gray and the Invention of the Telephone

Bell Telephone vs. Western Union:The Entrepreneur in Telecommunications http://www.editorialservice.com/interiors/telecom.pdf

BT Company - Connected Earth: Mankind's Astonishing Journey from the First Telegraph to the Broadband Age


Telephone Historical Centre - Museum Exhibits Program
produced for the Telephone Historical Centre by Douglas Woolgar Productions, 2003


Oral Histories, Courtesy of the Telephone Historical Centre, Edmonton

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