Nathan Stubblefield

Nathan StubblefieldKentucky Farmer Invents Wireless Telephone! But was it Radio? Facts and Folklore about Nathan Stubblefield by Bob Lochte

Around Murray, Kentucky, folks say he created radio. For nearly 70 years, they claimed that Nathan Stubblefield's invention made Murray the true "Birthplace of Radio." Elsewhere, people are skeptical. Read the story of what Nathan Stubblefield really did and how he became a folk hero -- then decide for yourself.

"I have solved the problem of telephoning without wires through the earth as Signor Marconi has of sending signals through space." Nathan Stubblefield, 1902

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