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Wireless telephone message (first): Plaque marking the location of Bell's experiment near Franklin Park in Washington, D.C.

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FROM THE TOP FLOOR OF THIS BUILDING
WAS SENT ON JUNE 3, 1880
OVER A BEAM OF LIGHT TO 1325 L STREET
THE FIRST WIRELESS TELEPHONE MESSAGE
IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.
THE APPARATUS USED IN SENDING THE MESSAGE
WAS THE PHOTOPHONE INVENTED BY
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
INVENTOR OF THE TELEPHONE
THIS PLAQUE WAS PLACED HERE BY
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL CHAPTER
TELEPHONE PIONEERS OF AMERICA
MARCH 3, 1947
THE CENTENNIAL OF DR. BELL'S BIRTH

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History, Science
Location: K & 13th Sts. NW (On Franklin School) Washington, D.C.

Nearest Metro: McPherson Square (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby) (dcMem ID #1693 )

Links & other sources
Article about Bell
Wikipedia article on the photophone
Nat'l Park Svc website on Franklin Park
Library of Congress website on Bell's photophone
dcPreservation.org on the Franklin School

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