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What is Historic Preservation?

What is Historic Preservation?

This video deals with elements of historic preservation.  Three individuals were interviewed. Bob Holladay, President of the Tallahassee Historical Society, on, What is a Historical Society and what to do with controversial monuments. Caty Greene, President of the Apalachicola Historical Society, on the David Raney House, fund-raising, and the role of the Society within Apalachicola. Lance Kelley, Assistant Manager of the St. George Island Florida State Parks, discussing the Park’s role in the Thomas Orman House and the Dr. John Gorrie Museum.

    I interviewed three experts and the interviews average 35 minutes.   The tough part was deciding what to edit out.  Each unedited interview would make an informative presentation, but  wanted to present a few lens on what historical preservation is, as well as what are some of the challenges facing historic preservation.

The Civil War, The Ice Trade, And the Rise of the Ice Machine

The Civil War, The Ice Trade, And the Rise of the Ice Machine

This paper argues the origins of the artificial ice trade was triggered by the Union Naval blockade of the American Civil War (1861-1865), thus causing the slow death of the long-established natural ice trade (1805-1950’s). By the time of the Civil War, southern ports had been accustomed to and dependent on having natural ice for their daily living. This included iced meats, fish and vegetables; and also ice needed for breweries, bars, restaurants, and hospitals. This frozen gold was shipped from men like Frederic Tudor (September 4, 1783 – February 6, 1864) and his successful Tudor Ice business. To substantiate this, a bit of background information on the natural ice trade and early attempts to manufacture ice, is needed before the ramifications of the blockade are discussed.

Government Size and it Effect on its Citizens

Government Size and it Effect on its Citizens

Today’s discussion looks at governments and their ability to govern based in their type and size and how this affects their citizens.
In this video we will explore the thoughts of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Dr. Livingston, Gordon Tullock, and Eiji Yamamura.

Liberty and Freedom

Liberty and Freedom

This week we look at two concepts which many of us here in America take from granted, Freedom and Liberty. But what is freedom and liberty and how and where did these ideas developed? This program will look at three of the great and original thinkers, Plato, Aristotle, and Cicero, the shapers, and molders of these ideas.

Gerrard Wendell Haworth

Gerrard Wendell Haworth

For this week’s final discussion board video, I choose to do my research on what was once a small startup company in 1948 which was called Modern Products. Today it has become known as Haworth Incorporated; a multi-billion-dollar company located in Holland Michigan. This company was started by a young 34-year-old man by the name Gerrard Wendell Haworth. In 1945, wanting to earn some extra money to help send his kids to college, Haworth decided to start a woodworking company in his garage. And at the time he was an industrial arts teacher at the local high school.