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Re: [TCML] Colorado Springs
Hi and thanks to all who have responded already!
I have 2 private emails and they are stored so I can reply after my trip.
I have re-read my books for sure now as I thought the lab where he
did all the HV experiments was about 15 miles out of town and in the
mountains at a site selected because it has a high incident of
lightning strikes there.
I know the book has a photo of a field and a piece of rusting
machinery in the fore ground.
My friend was in the "Springs last fall doing an OSHA course he said
the museum was gone and he got blank looks when he asked around about
Tesla. No one he spoke to knew anything about the significance of
their town or even who Tesla was, much like the experience with TCML
member who was just there recently.
I will be there almost 2 weeks this Sept and will try and dig up
something, even if it is pix of houses!
At 11:59 AM 5/7/2009 -0400, you wrote:
> I will be going to Colorado Springs this summer.
> From a friend who visited it last fall and seeing some scant posts
> on the group, all the famous history of Tesla is forgotten.
I'd not say so.
There was a museum in Colorado Springs, tho i think
it closed. 5 minutes work with google brought up the
'best guess' as to the lab location. On a Colorado
Springs public info web site. Roughly: Foote St & Kiowa
St, off East Pikes Peak Ave. google maps... There is
(or was?) a state historical marker about the lab on
East Pikes Peak Ave...
> Does anyone have explicit directions to his lab on the mountain?
The lab was out EAST of town. The mountain is westish.
(hint: The Prestige is FICTION.)
> AKA a farmer's field now
Its a residential neighbourhood, like any other:
houses on 1/2acreish lots.
> I plan lots of pix and will be glad to send them to anyone
> who wants upon my return.
I was there, perhaps 15 years back.
The ITS (as was) researched the lab location, my
copies might be findable. The location of the lab
can be roughed in by relation to remaining buildings
notably the State School for the Deaf(?) (name now
Might be useful to write down house number at the
Historic Sign: not exactly where the lab was, and across
street (south side) on park like land. Lab was northish
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