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20140828_152804 I was quite surprise to find the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. I doubt many Americans think of Bell living in Canada, but he fell in love with the beautiful and amazing Cape Breton Island. He was born in 1847 in Edinburgh. In 1873 Alexander Graham Bell began working on the telegraph. The next year Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Thomas Sanders signed a formal agreement to fund those experiments. I doubt very much that they could have envisioned the impact those experiments would have on the modern world. In 1882 Bell became a citizen of the United States and in 1888 he became one of the founding members of the National Geographic Society. He first came to Baddeck in 1885 and returned the next year to establish a vacation home for his family, Beinn Bhreagh (Gaelic for ‘beautiful mountain’). 20140828_160704 But the telegraph was only one of many experiments that Bell was involved in. He spent a lot time working on a little thing called a flying machine. You can learn about this and other interesting experiments Bell worked on if you click here.

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