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This issue came about not only because of the donation in the story to the right but also due in part to our several day trips in the NEW CAR. The day trip to the town of Vulcan in the heat of the summer was completely unplanned and un-rehearsed. It came off without a hitch & with complete sucess.
The photo indoors is less than optimum due to my refraining from using a flash in such buildings. Museum caretakers are afraid of excess exposure to light how ever caused. The ladies guiding us through the exhibits were very understanding and helpful. I would recommend the trip, and you can get a Spock burger at the Burger Baron at the same time!
Better yet, pack a picnic and head to the lake just south of town for the day.
20000105 - To get some photo's off my desk and a brief look into rural Alberta... A page out of our day travelling and exploring rural Alberta.
I made attempts to get it into a historical site within a train station setting with disappointment. The local historical society operating a train and several stations had suitable equipment already on hand and would offer to warehouse the unit. I was quick to realize that no one would likely ever see the piece and if they did, it would be behind glass. What fun would that be.
The building above was the actual Telephone Exchange with operators fielding every call coming into and exiting the town and area. The operators were seated on the east side of the building (right side in photo) and the partially automatic equipment was on the west side of the building. Years after the telephone system was automated the building was used for a work and storage office for AGT (the local telephone utility). Somewhere around a few years ago it was acquired by the Vulcan and District Historical Society for use as a museum.
A "Dispatcher's Set" consists of a headset to hear the caller, a scissor mounted transmitter to speak to the caller, a foot switch to keep hands free to write and an oak apparatus box containing the necessary electronics.
In the photo plainly seen is the transmitter and hung from it is the headset. Not easily seen is the oak apparatus box mounted under the desk (near the front of the chair seat, under the shelf). The foot switch and sign explaining historical significance are not seen in the photo.
On the sign is a note stating it was donated in the name / memory of my late father, Don L. McLellan. As budgets will allow they soon will have a permanent plaque with words to this effect on them. Nice, huh?
Where else could you find the starship Enterprise other than Vulcan?
At the corner of the main highway and the gas station is a tourist centre with a very large NCC-1701(A) as illustrated to the left.
The photo of the starship was taken near the end of our journey at the onset of some clouds and early evening. No, it was not some mysterious ion storm looming in the distance.
The town still has and perhaps will keep street names such as Venus, Jupiter, Mars etc. Nice touch. I have not attended but I have heard of an annual festival of "out-of-this-world" proportions. Visualize this, bank managers with vulcan ears, store clerks dressed as crew members of the Enterprise, and general mayhem involving communicators and other essential outer space gear. These people have fun.
A graduate of Curmudgeon Emeritus.