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FIRST - Submarine Cable - Paducah, Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 05.284 W 088° 35.628
16S E 358348 N 4105830
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the laying of first successful submarine cable.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 7:19:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM6EH1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 5

Long Description:
From historical marker:

"Gen. George Rogers Clark visited this spot, 1778.

Gen. Ulysses S. Grant landed here Sept. 6, 1861 to occupy Paducah for Federal Union.

Capt. Jack B. Sleeth laid first successful submarine cable, 1847. It reached from foot of Campbell St. to Illinois shore."
FIRST - Classification Variable: Item or Event

Date of FIRST: 01/01/1847

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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