Near Encampment in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Thomas A. Edison
while on a fishing trip.
It was here that his attention
was directed to the fiber
from his bamboo fishing pole
which he tested as a suitable
filament for his incandescent
Born February 11, 1847 -- Died October 18, 1931
Erected 1949 by the Historical Landmark Commission of Wyoming.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1878.
Location. 41° 9.517′ N, 107° 0.583′ W. Marker is near Encampment, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on Wyoming 70 (State Highway 70), on the left when traveling west. Marker is about 14 miles west of Encampment, WY, at elevation 9,490 feet on a stretch of road closed in the winter. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saratoga WY 82331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Regarding Thomas A. Edison. What was the workaholic 31-year-old Wizard of Menlo Park doing on a fishing trip in the Rocky Mountains? Already famous for the invention of the phonograph in 1877,
Also see . . . Edison's Lightbulb. The Franklin Institute website entry (Submitted on April 6, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. light bulb
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 504 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.