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Telegraph Tower Fort De Valros Valros France
Languedoc-Roussillon

While there are archeological remains dating back to the 8th century, this hill is remarkable as part of a chain of communication towers, in effect a visual telegraph system, that linked Avignon to Narbonne.

In 1794, a series of these towers created a line of sight telegraph system linking Paris to Lille. In 1834, a similar line of towers and signals was built, of which this was a part. Using two arms and smaller arms attached to the larger ones, a complex system of transmitting information based on the angle of the arms and the secondary arms was created. Two telescopes, one pointing "upstream" and the other "downstream" were used to read information coming in as well as confirm the proper transmission of that information on to the next tower.

A much more detailed explanation is found on Wikipedia

Copyright: Mark Fink
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Taken: 17/09/2015
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