Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Hidden History #WordlessWednesday

Near what was once the Binghamton, New York train station, stands a tower.  People pass it all the time, but do any of them understand its significance?

It's history, hidden in plain sight.
Let's find out more.
Come closer, and you will see a historic plaque.  This is a Marconi Tower.

Here's its story- the story of a 1913 wireless cellular experiment.  There were once four of these towers.  Now, only one is left.

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14 comments:

  1. Alana,

    Isn't that interesting? I just love finding historical landmarks such as this. It marvels the mind to see how far technology has progressed. Can you imagine what these folks would think if they were alive today?

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  2. Thank you for sharing such an important slice of history today, Alana! Shared the story with my 15 yo who connected the principles of electromagnetism to explain how it must have happened at the time. So fascinating to know how Marconi pioneered wireless telegraphy in those early days! Something, we so easily take for granted today, don't we?

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  3. Now that is pretty interesting and funny too. People have always had ideas, but time seems to perfect them.

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  4. {{GRIN}} Interesting!! I'm a docent at the Hornell Railroad Museum. So many untold stories that folks have no idea are there. smiles

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  5. Wow. The things you find out if you stop to look!

    I would've just assumed this was a radio tower and not given it a second glance.

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  6. So cool that it's still there.

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  7. I didn't know about this. What a wonderful history lesson. I always read the plaques on these kinds of things. You can learn so much when you do.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  8. Wow, that's so interesting! I bet not many people know anything about this, I know I didn't~

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  9. This is so very cool! I love history and old things to see. If these antiques could only talk is all I have to say! Awesome & thanks for sharing!

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  10. That is an amazing landmark. I love seeing photos like this and even better in person. Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of the week. HUGS

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  11. Wow, now that is one historical sight! Grown up studying Marconi. Now I get to see the place. Thanks Alana. :) Lovely #WW post.

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  12. Lovely historical images ~ ^_^

    Happy Moments to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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