Time marches on, and all things change. So it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that we have come to a great moment when something we’ve had available for longer than 100 years has finally been discontinued. Western Union has decided to stop providing Telegraph service.
No more Governors pardons delivered at the last minute, no more joyous announcements of the new baby, no more dreaded MIA or KIA messages from the military command. Telegraphy deserved more than this, so much more. Now it will become a fading memory for thousands of us who were the recipients of messages delivered by this method.