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Nikola Tesla

July 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2017
1. Nikola Tesla Marker
Inscription.
Nikola Tesla was born to a Serbian family in the village of Smiljan, Croatia. He was a brilliant child who when only 12 years old, upon seeing a lithograph of Niagara Falls declared that one day he would put a wheel under it and “power the world.”

Working with George Westinghouse, Tesla made the use of alternating electrical current a practical and efficient system for delivering power. The power plants of Niagara Falls were based on his inventions. The first of these new plants began generating energy in 1895 and his technology is still at work today. Nikola Tesla was credited with hundreds of inventions in his lifetime but it is his work on electricity that harnessed the force of Niagara Falls and forever changed the way we live.
 
Erected 2006 by St. George Serbian Orthodox Church - Niagara, Serbian National Shield Society of Canada, and the Government of the Republic of Serbia.
 
Location. 43° 4.897′ N, 79° 4.701′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway 0.3 kilometers south of Murray Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is part of the Nikola Tesla Monument, located within Queen Victoria Park, just
Nikola Tesla Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2017
2. Nikola Tesla Marker (wide view)
west of Niagara Falls and the old Niagara Falls hydroelectric generating plant. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6342 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Nikola Tesla (within shouting distance of this marker); Table Rock (within shouting distance of this marker); Tightrope Walker Nik Wallenda (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); Table Rock House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Louis Hennepin 1626 - c. 1705 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); José María Heredia (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Niagara Parks Commission / Commission Des Parcs Du Niagara (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Nikola Tesla Monument
 
Also see . . .
1. Nikola Tesla Monument within Queen Victoria Park.
Nikola Tesla designed the first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls, New York which started producing electrical power in 1895. This was the beginning of the electrification of the United States and the rest of the world. Today, Tesla's AC electricity is lighting and powering
Nikola Tesla Monument (<i>marker visible on left side in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2017
3. Nikola Tesla Monument (marker visible on left side in background)
the globe. Nikola Tesla is the genius who lit the world. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Niagara Falls, New York, the First Major Hydroelectric Power Plant in the World.
Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse built the first hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world. Adam's Power Station (Power House No. 3), the only remains of the old Niagara Falls Power Plant, may become a science museum. This museum would be devoted to Niagara Falls Power Plant, the first hydro-electric power plant in the world, this location is a great turning stone in the history of electricity. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. How Nikola Tesla Harnessed The Power Of Niagara Falls.
Nikola Tesla was one of the geniuses who played an integral role in creating modern electricity, so you have him along with many other scientists to thank! Tesla worked with Edison on electromagnetism, played a hand in inventing the radio, and is well-known for his work with alternating current (AC), AC motors, and polyphase distribution system. In fact, Tesla and industrialist George Westinghouse developed the first hydroelectric power plant using Niagara Falls. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Nikola Tesla Biography.
Nikola Tesla (July 10, 1856 to January 7, 1943) was an
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2017
4. Nikola Tesla Statue
engineer known for designing the alternating-current (AC) electric system, which is still the predominant electrical system used across the world today. He also created the "Tesla coil," which is still used in radio technology. Born in what is now Croatia, Tesla came to the United States in 1884 and briefly worked with Thomas Edison before the two parted ways. He sold several patent rights, including those to his AC machinery, to George Westinghouse. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
Nikola Tesla Monument Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 20, 2017
5. Nikola Tesla Monument Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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