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Father Joseph Murgas with young members of his church, Wilkes-Barre, PA, circa 1920.

...Murgas devoted his considerable energies to his parishioners, natural science, and Slovak independence from Austria-Hungary. A signatory of the 1918 Pittsburgh Agreement, which called for the creation of an independent state of autonomous Czech and Slovak regions,...
Joseph Murgas seated with a group of young parish girls wearing white dresses. Five men line the back row of this photograph.


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Joseph Murgas commemorative stamp, issued by Slovakia in 1939.

...Murgas devoted his considerable energies to his parishioners, natural science, and Slovak independence from Austria-Hungary. A signatory of the 1918 Pittsburgh Agreement, which called for the creation of an independent state of autonomous Czech and Slovak regions,...
Joseph Murgas commemorative stamp


Original Document

"The Murgas System of Wireless Telegraphy," 1905.

...as this was no easy one to solve, and Rev. Father Murgas, the inventor of the system, when he found this state of affairs to exist, after having gone to the expense of building both stations and thoroughly equipping them, taking years of planning and months to erect,...


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Painting of Slovak neighborhood seen from the window in his rectory, by Joseph Murgas, Wilkes-Barre, PA, circa 1904

...Murgas attended art school in Munich. A man of multiple talents, he financed his experiments in wireless telegraphy in Wilkes-Barre by selling his own paintings. After ending those experiments he continued to paint and write poetry. An avid fisherman–he registered a...
Slovak neighborhood, exterior homes and surrounding grounds

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