1. 1. The Telegraph
Yes, you can still send a telegram, though not through Western Union. It sent its last telegraphic transmission on January 27, 2006. At the telegram's peak in 1929, more than 200 million were sent. By 2005, that number had dwindled to 21,000. Subsequently, iTelegram took over Western Union's telex network, though you can access it via the web.