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Fessenden’s Radio Experiments

Submitted by: JC Knowles; Vetted and edited by Cheri Todd Molter Born in Canada in 1866, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was a premiere radio pioneer and considered by many to be the “Father of Voice Radio.” During his life, he unleashed the potential of several concepts...

Halt! Who goes there?

AUTHOR:  Karen Meekins Friel My great-great-grandfather Benjamin Barnes was a civilian living in Kinnakeet, NC (now called Avon) during the Civil War. I believe the Outer Banks were off and on occupied by Union forces during the war. One night Benjamin was walking...

John Thomas Daniels: Soldier of land and sea

AUTHOR:  Unknown Orphaned as a young boy, John Thomas Daniels grew up on Roanoke Island where he was born in 1846. Born of salt as his ancestor before him, he took the sea as a small boy and remained there the rest of his life. At the very young age of 15, John...

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