Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy

Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy (HM1NNK)

Location: Bluemont, VA 20135 Clarke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.983', W 77° 50.811'

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From nearby Bear's Den Mountain to the Catoctin Ridge, a distance of fourteen miles, Dr. Mahlon Loomis, dentist, sent the first arial wireless signals, 1866-73, using kites flown by copper wires. Loomis received a patent in 1872 and his company was chartered by Congress in 1873, but lack of capital frustrated his experiments. He died in 1886.
Marker NumberT 11
Year Placed1948
Placed ByVirginia Conservation Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 6th, 2015 at 3:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees39.11638333, -77.84685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.983', W 77° 50.811'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 58.98" N, 77° 50' 48.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VA-7, Bluemont VA 20135, US
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