We were quite fortunate here in Northern Virginia to have sat out the storms that have hit so many areas of the country. My hometown of Pittsburgh had many power outages as well. It was 1997 and I recall sitting down one evening with one of my new acquisitions, a volume of The Historical Magazine from the mid-1800s. It was after dark and I read a numismatic article by the light of a battery-powered lantern. It struck me that the first time those pages were read, it was before the era of electric power, and the subscriber may well have read that same article while seated next to a gas or oil lamp. -Editor
I also checked in with Mark Borckardt at Heritage, who writes:
No problems with the storm. Predictions were that Ike would pass over Dallas, but it actually went quite a bit east of us, through the Tyler, Texas area. In Dallas, we had winds no greater than about 30 mph, and very little rain.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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