Education

FTV: R.A.Fessenden

      In 1911, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was fired from his own company.  The Canadian born, largely self-educated scientist had finally exhausted the patience of his Pittsburgh based investors who had bankrolled his experiments in radiotelephony.  The National Electrical Signalling Company (NESCO) had succeeded in demonstrating the concept of wireless radio broadcasting in December of 1906, […]

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More planetary fun with Dr B!

Incidentally, yours truly won the trivia contest on the PLANETARY SOCIETY WEB SITE by correctly answering the question ‘Who was the first human to fly into space twice’ – and of course, the answer was Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cooper who flew on both the Mercury and Gemini projects.  The PS extended my subscription and membership for […]

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FTV: WCB Revisited Part 1

    Those of you who follow the ramblings of From the Vaults probably already know that the West Coast Bureau consisting of Elizabeth, Todd, Don Juan and Emma relocated from Los Angeles to Eugene, OR in May of 2015.  Even though they now live in the central valley of Oregon some 70 miles from the coast, […]

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FTV: Mountain Climbing

    I was a little torn as to what to call this edition of FTV.   ‘Mountain Climbing’ is a little misleading because it sounds like it will be about Leslie West and his band called Mountain.  That will be a topic for another day.  I almost called it ‘Climb Every Mountain’ but that made me think […]

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FTV: School Songs

       Having heard the Ontonagon High School school song enough times, I absolutely can not remember the school song from my days at Marquette Senior High.  I do remember that it wasn’t just a converted college anthem reworked for our school but it had actually been written by my first high school band […]

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