Historic Speedwell is a beautiful 7.5 acre park which includes the former Speedwell Ironworks and Speedwell Village, in historic Morristown, NJ.
This is the place where the first electric telegraph was demonstrated. Before the Internet, before television, before radio, and even before the telephone – the telegraph eventually allowed a way to almost instantly transmit messages across the country and even overseas. This is one of the most critical inventions – ever!
Stephen Vail was the proprietor of the Speedwell Ironworks. Stephen Vail’s son, Alfred, helped Samuel Morse perfect the telegraph.
If you are in the area, I heartily recommend a visit! To read more about Speedwell Village, check out:
Historic Speedwell Village: Birthplace of the Telegraph
A Forgotten History: Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse
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