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In 1865, Royal Engineers built the Fraser Valley section of the Collins Overland Telegraph route, which connected this part of British Columbia with the rest of North America. It was originally intended that the telegraph route would head north and cross the Bering Strait from Alaska, but just before this long section was completed, that route was abandoned as a result of the successful laying of telegraph cable under the Atlantic Ocean in 1866, connecting Europe to North America.

In the Fraser Valley, the telegraph route served the dual purpose of providing communication with the outside world and acting as the first rough road through the Valley, a crude alternative to travel via steamboat and canoe on the Fraser River. The only evidence left of the telegraph route in the Valley is a short section of road known still as Telegraph Trail.

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