Samuel Morse’s telegraph system was demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey, 177 years ago. The telegraph, a device which used electric impulses to transmit encoded messages over a wire, would eventually revolutionise long-distance communication, reaching the height of its popularity in the 1920s and 1930s. Read more at

By creating of the electric telegraph and unified language that managed to connect all four corners of our world, Samuel Morse solidified his place in the annals of our history. Here you can find out the story of his life, work and contributions to the human race.

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