Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla (HM267E)

Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario L2G Niagara Regional Municipality
Country: Canada

N 43° 4.897', W 79° 4.701'

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July 10, 1856 - January 7, 1943

Nikola Tesla was born to a Serbian family in the village of Smiljan, Croatia.
He was a brilliant child who when only 12 years old, upon seeing a lithograph of Niagara Falls declared that one day he would put a wheel under it and "power the world."

Working with George Westinghouse, Tesla made the use of alternating electrical current a practical and efficient system for delivering power.
The power plants of Niagara Falls were based on his inventions.
The first of these new plants began generating energy in 1895 and his technology is still at work today.
Nikola Tesla was credited with hundreds of inventions in his lifetime but it is his work on electricity that harnessed the force of Niagara Falls and forever changed the way we live.
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HM NumberHM267E
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Year Placed2006
Placed BySt. George Serbian Orthodox Church - Niagara, Serbian National Shield Society of Canada, and the Government of the Republic of Serbia
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 656425 N 4771670
Decimal Degrees43.08161667, -79.07835000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 4.897', W 79° 4.701'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 4' 53.82" N, 79° 4' 42.06" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6345 Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls Ontario L2G, CA
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