Re: discrimination against Tesla by Smithsonian (fwd)
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Date: Mon, 04 May 1998 17:54:01 -0400
From: "Edward J. Wingate" <ewing7-at-frontiernet-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: discrimination against Tesla by Smithsonian (fwd)
Tesla List wrote:
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> Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 13:05:03 EDT
> From: Hollmike <Hollmike-at-aol-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: discrimination against Tesla by Smithsonian (fwd)
> Actually, I think that website is showing that Edison was credited with the
> Niagra Falls power station that Tesla worked on. He says that there is a bust
> of Edison shown at the Niagra Falls power station exhibit. Since Edison was
> fighting the use of AC power, this guy wants the record to be set straight.
> I think he might be a conspriacy theory type and may be severly biased on the
> subject. Can anyone out there confirm his argument?
> Mike Hollingsworth
Mike and all,
I live in Brockport, N.Y. which is only an hour and fifteen minutes from
Niagara Falls. I have made at least three or four trips to the Power
Vista which is the "visitor center" for the Niagara power project and
there is a nice bust of Tesla on the lower level with a plaque that
gives Tesla full credit for harnessing the power of Niagara Falls. I do
not recall seeing a bust of Edison anywhere on the premises during any
of my visits.
There is also a huge full statue of Tesla seated, on Goat Island, which
is located in the Niagara River just above the falls. Both the Power
Vista and the Goat Island statue are a must see for Tesla buffs who
happen to be in the area.
A fellow Tesla buff,