Samuel Morse, Thats Who!: The Story of the Telegraph and Morse Code by Tracy Nelson MaurerWriter Tracy Nelson Maurer and illustrator El Primo Ramon present a lively picture book biography of Samuel Morse that highlights how he revolutionized modern technology.
Back in the 1800s, information traveled slowly. Who would dream of instant messages? Samuel Morse, that’s who! Who traveled to France, where the famous telegraph towers relayed 10,000 possible codes for messages depending on the signal arm positions—only if the weather was clear? Who imagined a system that would use electric pulses to instantly carry coded messages between two machines, rain or shine? Long before the first telephone, who changed communication forever? Samuel Morse, that’s who!
This dynamic and substantive biography celebrates an early technology pioneer.
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He was the first person to make a telegraph with only one wire, and also helped come up with the idea of Morse code. Since the s, there were different types of telegraphs being made, but they were hard to use because they had several wires. The first telegraph ever built had 26 wires, which made it almost impossible to use. Morse spent years trying to build one with only one wire, and managed to do it in Morse and his assistant made a code with "dots and "dashes", which were two different types of "clicks" on the telegraph.
Toggle navigation. Samuel Morse Facts Samuel Morse was an American inventor and artist most well-known for co-inventing the Morse code and inventing the single-wire telegraph. Samuel went to school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and then Yale College, where he developed an interest in electricity. While at school he earned a living through his art, and after graduating Phi Beta Kappa at Yale he left for England to further study art. It wasn't until , when Samuel's wife died without him even knowing she had become sick that he was inspired to create a method for transferring information quickly over long distances.
In , Henry Ellsworth (a Yale classmate of Samuel Morse's) was appointed Despite the fact that Morse obtained patents and established.
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30 Interesting And Fascinating Facts About Samuel Morse
Samuel F. His parents were committed to his education and instilling in him the Calvinist faith. After a mediocre showing at Phillips Academy, save for a strong interest in art, his parents sent him to Yale College. However, Morse's continued interest in painting led his father to reverse his decision and allow Morse to study art in England. Morse returned to America in , and set up a studio in Boston. In , he married Lucretia Walker, and during their brief union, they had three children.