Nikola Tesla Timeline
1899 - Tesla Begins Experiments in Colorado Springs
Tesla Arrives In Colorado
Tesla arrives in Colorado Springs to continue high-voltage/high-frequency experiments that had become too large for his New York lab. He stayed at the Alta Vista Hotel in room 207.
Banquet for Nikola Tesla at the El Paso Club
According to an article in Facts (a Colorado Springs local magazine), a banquet was held for Nikola Tesla shortly after his arrival and was provided by his long-time friend and former attorney, Leonard E. Curtis. The article was published on May 27th and states that the event was held at the El Paso Club on the prior Tuesday, making the date May 23, 1899.
Experiments Begin In Colorado
The first experiments in Colorado Springs Experimental Station were performed. Tesla records his initial spark length at five inches long, but very thick and noisy.
Terrestrial Stationary Waves
Tesla Moves To Waldorf-Astoria
Upon receiving a $100,000.00 investment from John Jacob Astor, Tesla promptly moved into the Waldorf-Astoria, which Astor owned. It was, at the time, the world's tallest building and is described as "extolling the essence of exclusiveness, cordiality, pomposity, and elegant grandiosity to the masses."