Near Encampmant 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.
Location. 41° 9.517′ N, 107° 0.583′ W. Marker is near Encampmant, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on Wyoming 70 (State Highway 70), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is about 14 miles west of Encampment, WY, at elevation 9,490 feet on a stretch of road closed in the winter. Marker is in this post office area: Saratoga WY 82331, United States of America.
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, Edison had joined the expedition of astronomer Henry Draper to observe the total solar eclipse of July 29, 1878, from Rawlins, Wyoming. During that eclipse, with the Moon blocking direct sunlight, he tried (unsuccessfully) to measure the heat of
Also see . . . Electric Lamp. Brief account of how Edison developed the light bulb. (Submitted on August 27, 2017, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
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