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Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Colorado Springs, Colorado. Another view of Colorado Springs around the time when Tesla was there. The Alta Vista Hotel where Tesla stayed in Colorado Springs. Room 207 of the Alta Vista Hotel where Tesla stayed. The Alta Vista Hotel letterhead from the time when Tesla stayed there. Tesla's Experimental Station in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Close-up exterior view of the Colorado Springs experimental station. Tesla's assistant making an adjustment to the regulating coil. Massive streamers coming off the extra coil. Probably the most famous and impressive Tesla photograph. The capacitor banks and regulating coil positioned near the primary. The world famous Waldorf-Astoria hotel. Waldorf-Astoria letterhead from the time when Tesla resided there.

Year: 1899

May, 13th:  Tesla Lectures In Chicago


On the way to Colorado Springs, Colorado, Tesla first stops in Chicago, Illinois for his "Teleautomatics" address/demonstration before a meeting of the Commercial Club.

May, 17th:  Tesla Arrives In Colorado


Tesla arrives in Colorado Springs to continue high-voltage/high-frequency experiments that had become too large for his New York lab. He stayed at the Alta Vista Hotel in room 207.

June, 15th:  Experiments Begin In Colorado


The first experiments in Colorado Springs Experimental Station were performed. Tesla records his initial spark length at five inches long, but very thick and noisy.

July, 3rd:  Terrestrial Stationary Waves


Tesla claimed discovery of a new geo-electrical phenomenon, which he said would allow for the transport of electricity around the world. Terrestrial stationary waves were first observed by Tesla and formed the basis for his wireless energy transfer plans and wireless communications.

Tesla Moves To Waldorf-Astoria


Upon receiving a $100,000.00 investment from John Jacob Astor, Tesla promptly moved into the Waldorf-Astoria, which Astor owned. It was, at the time, the world's tallest building and is described as "extolling the essence of exclusiveness, cordiality, pomposity, and elegant grandiosity to the masses."

Tesla Listens To The Stars


Working late one night on his powerful and sensitive radio receiver, Tesla observed strange rhythmic pulses on the receiver. He concluded that there was no possible explanation other than some effort was being made to communicate with Earth by creatures from another planet. Tesla reveals the discovery and is highly criticized.

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