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Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Nikola Tesla

Tesla Experimental Station Colorado Springs

 
 
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Inscription.  The Tesla Experimental Station was a laboratory built by Nikola Tesla in 1899 in an empty site on Knob Hill in Colorado Springs. The experimental lab stood north of this location on North Foote Avenue. The lab was operational from May 1899 to January 1900.

Nikola Tesla was born on July 10, 1856 in Croatia and emigrated to the United States in 1884. He became a U.S. citizen in 1891, and that same year he invented the Tesla coil. Tesla coils are a type of electrical circuit used to generate low-current high-voltage electricity.

Tesla invented, predicted or contributed to development of hundreds of technologies that are part in our daily lives, such as the remote control, neon and fluorescent lights, wireless mechanisms, computers, smartphones, laser beams, x-rays, robotics and, most notably, alternating current, the basis of our present-day electrical system.

The Tesla Experimental Station possessed the largest Tesla coil ever built, over 49 feet in diameter. This coil reproduced the effects of lightning and its accompanying thunder. The lab's primary purpose was to conduct experiments with high frequency electricity, research into

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By Craig Baker, 2018
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The marker is in Memorial Park.
wireless transmission of electrical power, and attempts to send a signal from Pikes Peak to Paris, France.

Even though Tesla was in Colorado Springs for only 9 short months, he felt that he made some of his most significant discoveries at this lab. Several years later the building was torn down and the lumber reused. The laboratory equipment was sold at a sheriff's auction.
 
Erected 2017 by Al Packer Chapter 100, Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 49.984′ N, 104° 48.07′ W. Marker is in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pikes Peak Avenue east of Hancock Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colorado Springs CO 80909, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Evergreen Cemetery Pioneers Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Fort and Stockade (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (approx. 4.8 miles away); O Beautiful For Spacious Skies... (approx. 4.8 miles away); Garden of the Gods Park (approx. 4.9 miles away); Bloomer Girl; A Colorado Trailblazer (approx.

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Bain News Service (courtesy of the George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress), circa 1890
3. Nikola Tesla
4.9 miles away); a different marker also named Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (approx. 4.9 miles away); Indian Trail (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colorado Springs.
 
Categories. CommunicationsScience & Medicine
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2019, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on October 24, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1. submitted on October 21, 2019.   2. submitted on October 24, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on October 23, 2019. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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