To all my friends in Iowa.
Subject: Ole in Iowa
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year outside Buffalo, New York, scientists found traces of copper cable dating back 100 years. They came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 100 years ago.
Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers, in the weeks that followed, a Los Angeles, California archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet somewhere just outside Oceanside. Shortly afterward, a story in the LA Times read, "California archaeologists, reporting a finding of 200 year old copper cable, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred years earlier than the New Yorkers."
One week later, a local newspaper in Iowa City, Iowa reported the following: "After digging down about 30 feet deep in his pasture near the community of Coralville, Iowa, Ole Olson, a heck of an engineer and a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing. Ole has therefore concluded that 300 years ago, Iowa had already gone wireless."
Just makes a person proud to be from Iowa................
Good on ya Herb!!!!! Bud.
I think their wireless communication system had a lot of smoke to it.
About 3 years when the electric utility undergrounded the wires along Alpine Blvd. in Alpine, Ca. They dug up 1/2 of a 26-27 Model T rear axle housing. They then realized that 85 years earlier, people were using "horseless carriages". That part is now on display at our historical museum!
Funny coincidence. At a reception yesterday, someone told me about the Norwegian farmer who said to his friend that he was recently so completely overwhelmed by the realization that he loved his wife that he almost told her...