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Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

Sounds in the Distance

Sonidos a la Distancia

 
 
Sounds in the Distance Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
1. Sounds in the Distance Marker
Inscription.
Al establecerse el Observatorio Nacional en el Castillo de Chapultepec, en 1878, uno de sus cuartos fue ocupado por instalaciones telegráficas que mantenían en comunicación al presidente Díaz con el resto del país. A solo dos años de la invención del teléfono en Estados Unidos, se realizó aquí el 16 de septiembre de aquel año la primera transmisión telefónica experimental en México: la voz de Díaz se escuchó al mismo tiempo en este edificio y en Palacio Nacional, en el centro de la ciudad. Para finales del siglo XIX había en todo el territorio del país más de cinco mil aparatos telefónicos: el directorio de la Ciudad de México constaba entonces de ocho hojas.

English translation:
With the National Observatory established in Chapultepec Castle in 1878, one of its rooms was occupied by telegraphic communication equipment that kept President Diaz in contact with the rest of the country. Just two years after the invention of the telephone in the United States, on September 16 of that year, the first experimental telephone transmission was made in Mexico: the voice of Diaz was heard at the same time in this building and in the National Palace, in the city center. By the end of the nineteenth century there were in the whole country more than five thousand telephones: the directory of Mexico City of consisted of eight
Sounds in the Distance Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 1, 2015
2. Sounds in the Distance Marker
The ex-National Observatory can be seen in the distance.
pages.
 
Location. 19° 25.233′ N, 99° 10.871′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico, Ciudad de México. Touch for map. The marker is on the southern edge of the garden of the National Observatory on top of the Chapultepec Castle.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Castle Garden (a few steps from this marker); Vicente Suarez, Child Hero of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (a few steps from this marker); From the Peak (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Escutia, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Chapultepec Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military College of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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