Alexander Graham Bell Memorial

The unveiling of the Bell Telephone Memorial, ...
The unveiling of the Bell Telephone Memorial, Brantford, October 1917, with Alexander Graham Bell and dignitaries. The flag of the United States and the British Union Jack can be seen above the crowds; Canada had not yet created its own national flag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On October 24, 1917 the Bell Memorial was unveiled in Brantford, Ontario.

In 1870, at the age of 23, Alexander Graham Bell and his family moved to Canada from his birthplace of Scotland. After a brief stay with a family friend in Paris, Ontario, the family bought a farm at Tutelo Heights (now called Tutella Heights) near Brantford, Ontario.

Bell has had an interest in sound and speech since childhood. He discovered the Six Nation Reserve across the river at Onondaga, where he learned the Mohawk language, and translated the unwritten vocabulary into visible speech symbols. For this he received the title of Honorary chief.

Of course, he’s also famously known for inventing the telephone. He is known to have said that the telephone was conceived in Brantford, Ontario but born in Boston.  But there’s so much more to Bell than just the telephone. He owns many more patents, for instance.

To learn more about this genius, you might want to read Dictionary of Canadian biography for a start After that, just go into your favourite search engine and type away.

If you’d like to read more about him here, just leave a message.  I’d love to know your thoughts!

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