A Death Decoded: Robert Kennicott and the Alaska Telegraph by Sandra Spatz Schlachtmeyer
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Robert Kennicott's death raised questions from the day it happened in 1866. A highly regarded Midwestern naturalist, Kennicott twice ventured in unexplored Yukon River areas, pursuing his passion for science. While commanding an expedition to expand the reach of the telegraph, a wonder of the age, the moody 30-year-old died mysteriously in Alaska.