Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2011 by Arlington County.
Location. 38° 53.663′ N, 77° 4.423′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oak Street and Wilson Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on North Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 North Oak Street, Arlington VA 22209, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watergate Investigation (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Corcoran Here We Remember Them All (approx. ¼ mile away); Something More Than A Statue (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Legacy Older than the Republic (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Haggerty (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rosslyn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
More about this marker. Marker indicates it was erected in 2008, but the county actually did not get permission from the property owner to install it until 2011.
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1. Binary string on reverse side
It's a small matter but the binary string on the reverse side actually spells out "ARPANET" (i.e. all upper case), rather than "ARPAnet" which is in the description which accompanies photo #3.
Converted to hexidecimal, one gets: 0x41, 0x52, 0x50, 0x41, 0x4E, 0x45, 0x54
The character representation of the hexidecimal numbers can be found here:
Additional keywords. world wide web, Rosslyn
Categories. • 20th Century • Communications • Military • Science & Medicine •
More. Search the internet for ARPANET.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 18, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,164 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 18, 2011, by Steven Berkowitz of Annnandale, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 15, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on May 9, 2014, by Brian Cubbage of Alexandria, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.