What Hath God Wrought - San Diego, CA
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N 32° 52.538 W 117° 14.445
11S E 477478 N 3637525
Quick Description: A sculpture to acknowledge the first use of the telegram from Washington DC to Baltimore, at UC San Diego.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/29/2021 8:07:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM1521T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
Photos taken on 29 September 2021. The sculpture has a red light at the top, which blinks in morse code, the first message sent via telegraph: What Hath God Wrought

The plaque at the base says, "Samuel Morse and his partner Alfred Vail tested the first forty-mile telegraph line, between Washington and Baltimore, on May 24 1844. In most accounts, a young woman provided the first message they sent:

What Hath God Wrought

The long-distance application to the telegraph and morse code marked the beginning of a new era of communication, where information can travel instantaneously. All telephone, internet and social networks that exist around the world today began with two points: The Supreme Court Chamber in Washington, and the Mount Clair Railway Depot in Baltimore."
Title: What Hath God Wrought

Artist: Mark Bradford

Media (materials) used: Metal

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): UC San Diego

Date of creation or placement: 2018

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