“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”

John Muir

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Did you know ?

Did you know after World War II, steel whip antennas from surplus army tanks enjoyed a brief burst of popularity as fishing poles. In fact, work was done to make fiberglass antennas for tanks as they didn't conduct electricity when passing under power lines like steel antennas did. Many fishing rods built immediately after WWII were constructed from salvaged Army tank and truck antennas.

In 1954 – Shakespeare manufactured the first fiberglass radio antennas, golf club shafts, pool cues, archery equipment, and numerous industrial materials.

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