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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Michelson Residence

 
 
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By Matthew J Ebert, August 21, 2020
1. Michelson Residence Marker
Inscription.  Albert Michelson (1852-1931) lived at this location with his family after graduating high school in San Francisco in 1869. By directly speaking with then president Ulysses S. Grant, he won a spot to attend Annapolis.

After graduation, he once again returned to his home before reporting to sea duty. In 1907, Albert Michelson became the first American to receive the Nobel Prize for Science, primarily for his measurements of the speed of light.

He died in 1931 in Pasadena, California.

 
Erected 2019 by Julia C Bulette Chapter 1864 of E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 39° 0.033′ N, 119° 0.067′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is on A Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 A Street, Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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By Matthew J Ebert, August 21, 2020
2. Michelson Residence Marker
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. Yerington Grammar School #9 (approx. 8.6 miles away); Mason Valley Telephone and Telegraph Co. (approx. 8.8 miles away); Leavitt Building & Masonic Hall (approx. 8.8 miles away); Miller & Lux Ranch Pizen Switch Holdings (approx. 9 miles away); Walker River Reservation (approx. 10.8 miles away); Wabuska (approx. 13.9 miles away).
 
Additional keywords. Nobel Prize
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Matthew J Ebert of Gerlach, NV. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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