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Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

William Stanley

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
1. William Stanley Marker
Inscription.  
William Stanley
1858     1916
Inventor
His genius made Great Barrington the first community to be lighted by alternating current in March 1886.
Monument erected by the Rotary Club of Great Barrington on its fiftieth anniversary.
May 18th 1974

 
Erected 1974 by the Rotary Club of Great Barrington.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 42° 11.912′ N, 73° 21.645′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Cottage Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Street Light (here, next to this marker); Alternating Current Electrification, 1886 (here, next to this marker); Great Barrington Bi-Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Laura Ingersoll Secord (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Congregational Church
William Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
2. William Stanley Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); William Stanley Overlook (approx. ¼ mile away); W.E.B. Du Bois Birthsite (approx. 0.3 miles away); W.E.B. Du Bois: Advocate for Rivers Here at Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
 
Regarding William Stanley. William Stanley invented the electric transformer which made possible the transmission of electric power over long distance. His many othe inventions enabled electric power to be delivered by a distribution system.
 
Also see . . .  William Stanley, Jr.on Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 31, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
William Stanley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
3. William Stanley Marker
Marker in Front of the Monument image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 19, 2012
4. Marker in Front of the Monument
Time Capsule
Buried
July 9, 1976
To Be Opened
July 9, 2076
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 508 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 31, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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Sep. 19, 2020