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Rev. Joseph Murgas

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
1. Rev. Joseph Murgas Marker
Inscription. Pioneer in development of overland wireless telegraphy. In 1898 he began his experiments on these grounds. His first public transmission of sound was made here on Nov. 23, 1905. Pastor, artist, biologist, and a supporter of Slovak aspirations, he died 1929.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 15.424′ N, 75° 51.868′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on North Main Street. Touch for map. The marker is in front of Sacred Heart Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 North Main Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connecticut Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rev. John J. Curran (approx. 0.8 miles away); Luzerne County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Baltimore Mine Tunnel Disaster (approx. 0.8 miles away); Center of Law, Politics and Power (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ellen Webster Palmer (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
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Rev. Joseph Murgas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
2. Rev. Joseph Murgas Marker
Sacred Heart Church-Front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
3. Sacred Heart Church-Front view
 
 
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