Sorry that I have not posted much, as I am busy writing my dissertation, but I did take time in April to be interviewed. On April 12, 2023, I had the opportunity to participate in an interview for the local PBS station program called Local Routes.
The interview was about Dr. John Gorrie and his 1850 ice-making machine. Mike Plummer, a video producer at Florida State University TV, interviewed me, historian Dale Cox and Joshua Hodson, the manager of the Gorrie Museum.
I was chosen for my expertise on Dr. John Gorrie, known for inventing the early artificial ice-making machine patented in 1851 in Apalachicola, Florida.
You can watch the video using the link below.
The video link to the 13-minute segment of the Local Routes video on John Gorrie:
I have written papers on John Gorrie and Frederic Tutor, the King of the Natural Ice Trade. They can be found at https://historywithkev.com/ and in the links below.
The Civil War, The Ice Trade, And the Rise of the Ice Machine: https://historywithkev.com/…/the-civil-war-the-ice…/
The Natural Ice Trade, preview video a presentation I gave on ice trade: https://historywithkev.com/2021/05/11/938/
Dr. John Gorrie: The birth of Refrigeration and Frederic Tudor: Natural Ice Trade: https://historywithkev.com/2020/06/05/ice-trade/
Dr. John Gorrie, “Father of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning”?: https://historywithkev.com/2021/03/26/831/
John Gorrie and I were mentioned on the UK website-synthesis capital:
Here is a link to the John Gorrie Museum: https://www.floridastateparks.org/…/john-gorrie-museum….
Dale Cox: https://www.facebook.com/BooksbyDaleCox/
Here is a link to the Apalachicola Historical Society: https://aahs.wildapricot.org/