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Daily Archives: January 12, 2012

The Eye of History

We have all heard the cliché “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but is it possible that some images could be worth much more than that?  As time is rewound and technology becomes sparse, images from the past are not only precious, but in many cases rare.  Throughout our nation’s history, citizens did not […]

doing the math…

I have never been particularly good at math – but Commodore Joseph Smith apparently was. He had been counting to 100 since October 4, 1861, and by his calculations, January 12, 1862 would be the 100th day since the contract for Ericsson’s Battery had been signed.  Which, of course, meant that the strange little ironclad […]