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Wilkes-Barre in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 23, 1905.
 
Location. 41° 15.424′ N, 75° 51.868′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on North Main Street. The marker is in front of Sacred Heart Church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 601 North Main Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Permanent Settlement in the Wyoming Valley (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Memorial
Rev. Joseph Murgas Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
2. Rev. Joseph Murgas Marker
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Connecticut Settlement (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Settlers and War Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rev. Jacob Johnson, A.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Sacred Heart Church-Front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2015
3. Sacred Heart Church-Front view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 206 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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