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EDWARD CREIGHTON, 1820-1874

After moving to Omaha in 1857, Edward, with his brother John and a cousin, built a telegraph line from St. Joseph, Missouri, giving Omaha its first telegraph connection to the East Coast. He surveyed a transcontinental telegraph route, then built a portion from Julesburg to Salt Lake City. Creighton was also a pioneer in western cattle ranching and a great influence on the development of Omaha. He died before he could fulfill his wish to establish Creighton College, later Creighton University, leaving his wife to complete this goal.

Edward Creighton

 


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