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Signal Corps Building

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1907

Near a roadhouse that had been constructed in 1904 ran the Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System (WAMCATS), the overland communications system linking military bases to each other and to the contiguous United States. In 1907, the U.S. Signal Corps built several cabins here for their staff. One Signal Corps building survives: a simple log structure, square notched at the corners, with the log ends painted a trademark red and white.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Alison K. Hoagland
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Alison K. Hoagland, "Signal Corps Building", [Delta Junction, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/AK-01-IN034.1.

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 237-237.

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