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Bea Lines

   by H.G. "Bea" Hyve


Port Neches, Texas, is the site of our interview this time, and Elton Gish is the interviewee. (Port Neches is located near Beaumont, east of Houston). To describe Elton in just one word, that word would have to be "nice". Along with that, you could add "quiet", "intelligent", and ...                    [more]


Sunken Treasure

   by Gene DeVaux


Almost a year ago, I first heard about a sunken paddle wheeler called the ARABIA. A group called River Salvage Incorporated from Independence, Missouri, did research on the river boat and decided to salvage it. It had sunk on the way to Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1856, near the town of ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers



It's September and we're all still basking in the glow of the 20th NIA National Show weekend in Allentown, Pennsylvania, July 14-16. What a super show! There were more dealers, more displays, more collectors and curiosity seekers ...                    [more]


The Folstad Insulator

   by Robert Johnson


This story began in late 1987. I was in Pipestone, Minnesota, trying to learn the trade of a meat cutter. One day, just for something to do, I went to their fine museum. What I saw there made my jaw drop!

On display was one of the most beautiful white porcelain insulators I had seen in my life! Immediately I ...                    [more]

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