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Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy

 
 
Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
1. Forerunner of Wireless Telegraphy Marker
Inscription. From nearby Bear's Den Mountain to the Catoctin Ridge, a distance of fourteen miles, Dr. Mahlon Loomis, dentist, sent the first arial wireless signals, 1866-73, using kites flown by copper wires. Loomis received a patent in 1872 and his company was chartered by Congress in 1873, but lack of capital frustrated his experiments. He died in 1886.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number T-11.)
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 39° 6.983′ N, 77° 50.811′ W. Marker was in Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker was at the intersection of Harry Byrd Highway (Virginia Route 7) and Blueridge Mountain Road (Virginia Route 601), on the right when traveling west on Harry Byrd Highway. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Crook and Early (was here, next to this marker but has been reported missing. ); Mt. Airy Fight (here, next to this marker); Appalachian Trail and Bears Den (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bluemont Historic District (approx.
Virginia Markers T 10 and T 11 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 18, 2007
2. Virginia Markers T 10 and T 11
0.8 miles away); Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Retreat (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cool Spring (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Loomis Patent. (Submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Mahlon Loomis Biography. (Submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. CommunicationsScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,361 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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