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Training in history


Morning blogsters:

For those of you unaccustomed to the concept of human history, here's how things happen.  The earliest people in this country named the stone promontory above, "Locomotive Rock".

Much later when the Wright brothers were attempting to develop something similar, but mobile, they came and studied Locomotive Rock, trying to understand what made it tick.  Then they went back to Kittyhawk and pounded pieces of iron flat, drilled holes, constructed this in their best spirit of imitation: 



Not a bad job, everything considered.  Fact is, it didn't last.  The mechanical models were a flash in the pan, only occupying a moment of history.  Hardly worthy of the name, "Locomotive".  But you have to give it an E for effort.

On the other hand, it was a lot better than some of our picks.





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Comment by Rip Snorter - October 11, 2005, 1:48 pm
That's the sort of history you'll get in the political correctness atmosphere of the modern news media. And probably in a lot of public schools. Cause and effect is trumped by wishfull thinking of how it might have been.

But none of us is immune. It's a constant diet.

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