Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sclave
N 40° 48.946 W 076° 07.511
18T E 405106 N 4518914
Quick Description: This Pa.Historical Marker is on the east side of Mahanoy City on Pa.St.Rt.54 (center St.) on the NE side of the street! This is where cable TV all began! To Log: A photo of your gpsr and marker if alone or you and marker if with someone!
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2006 4:38:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZ7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
Views: 31

Long Description:
The first cable television system in Pennsylvania--beleived to be the first in the United States--was established June 1948 in Mahanoy City by John Walson. The community antenna(CATV) system,operated by Mr. Walson's Service Electric Company,initailly connected only three channels to his Main and Pine Street store and a few homes. In the following decades, Service Electric grew to serve many thousands of cable subscribers.

County: Schuylkill

Date Dedicated: 01/01/1998

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: 1501 E. Center St. Mahanoy City

Category: Buildings,Business & Industry,Invention,Motion Pictures & Television

Website: Not listed

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