Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Forgotten Origin of Long-Distance Telephony

I'd be lying if I said that I never grind out what I call a "bang-out" story to meet a deadline. Despite my best efforts, sometimes you just have to cough up those 1,000 words and get 'er done.

This is not one of those stories.

This is a story so elusive and strange (and enchanting) that it took weeks to sift through books and the Internet to find this forgotten Ypsilantian.

I found him.

Here's hoping he won't be forgotten again. Enjoy!

1 comment :

Dusty D said...

Jeez, I just love staring at that beautiful old engraving. Webster Gillett, I raise my glass to you. Respect to the farm boy whose brain took him into New York City and the annals of history.