Perhaps he shared a similar acumen with his illustrious relative, Samuel F. B. Morse
(who died in 1872), an artist and prominent inventor (with others) of the telegraph.
The greatest athletes of all times, such as Muhammed Ali and Mia Hamm, and pioneers such as Samuel F. B. Morse
and Alexander Graham Bell were added to the figurine to portray the athletic and intellectual achievements of Americans.
In 1844, Samuel F. B. Morse
demonstrated his new telegraph in the Supreme Court chamber of the U.S.
Nearby landmarks include the pre-Revolutionary Hanover Historic cemetery; the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township; the 1796 Tuttle House on Route 10 in Hanover Township; the Ford Mansion in Morristown where George Washington was headquartered during the winters of 1777 and 1779-1780; Speedwell Village, a restored farm where Samuel F. B. Morse
perfected the telegraph; and the Speedwell Iron Works where parts of the first trans-Atlantic steamship were cast.