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Statue of Philo Farnsworth in Beaver, Utah.

Birthplace of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV

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Beaver, Utah

Beaver is near Paragonah, the rural birthplace of Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of the television. Young Philo didn't have coherent thoughts about TV until after he'd moved out of southern Utah (to Rigby, Idaho, "Boyhood Home of Philo Farnsworth"and "Birthplace of Television"). And his experiments and breakthroughs with his "image dissector" didn't happen until he'd moved elsewhere again.

Beaver honors his baby roots with a statue next to the old Beaver County courthouse.

Also see: Philo Farnsworth Statues

Birthplace of Philo Farnsworth, Father of TV

Beaver Court House Museum

E. Center St., Beaver, UT
Beaver Court House Museum. Philo's statue and cabin are on the west side of the old Beaver County courthouse, which is on the south side of E. Center St. just west of S. 100 E. St.
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