1994 >> February  

Message to readers about contents for this month....






Ed Hunt of Apache Junction, Arizona sent in this great lithograph showing two Texas cowboys shooting insulators. Caption reads: "Texas Cattle Herders Indulging in Revolver Practice on Telegraph Line." "The problem must have been serious to rate front page attention! But what better a target -- ...                    [more]


Foreign Insulators

   by Marilyn Albers


Part 1: "Let's recognize our fellow collectors in 
Australia and New Zealand"

On October 20, 1993, Bill and I boarded Continental flight #789 in Houston to begin a month long vacation in Australia and New Zealand. It was our first time ...                    [more]


MAC's Believe It Or Not!

   by John McDougald


I'm sure many of you have been wondering what happened to Mac and his terrific column. Well, among other things, Mac found out that being a full time student meant exactly that -- it takes full time!! However, I have this huge backlog of pictures that I have taken, and the Editor said that if I didn't write ...                    [more]



   by H. G. "Bea" Hyve


Pictured below is Clarence Gordon, my husband Wes' paternal great uncle. (No, it isn't Inspector Clouseau!) Clarence was a conductor on the Chicago & North Western Railroad. A few years ago Wes inherited some old family photos, and we thought that the readers of Crown Jewels might enjoy these.

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