Echoes of Samuel F.B. Morse
This monument, located in Harriman, NY about 20 feet from what used to be part of the Erie Railroad, commemorates the first time a telegraph order was used to direct a train.
It was erected in 1912 and originally held a bronze plaque explaining its purpose. After many years of deterioration and vandalism, all that remains is the carving of the message that Samuel Morse once sent from Washington D.C. to Baltimore: "What Hath God Wrought".
For more information and background, check this out: http://www.telegraph-history.org/charles-minot/index.html
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