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Did Clark Dyer fly before the Wright brothers did?

“When he was not busy with cultivating the land on this farm and tilling the crops necessary to the economy of this large family, Clark Dyer labored in his workshop,” says his descendant Ethlene Dyer Jones.

“There he experimented with a flying machine made of lightweight cured river canes and covered with cloth. Drawings on the flyleaves of the family Bible, now in the possession of one of Clark’s great, great grandsons, show how he thought out the engineering technicalities of motion and counter-motion by a series of rotational whirligigs. He built a ramp on the side of the mountain and succeeded in getting his flying machine airborne for a short time.”

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The sorghum season is on!

Kentucky and Tennessee are today the leading sorghum syrup-producing states, and neither are shy about the fact. Gray, TN hosted the Appalachian Sorghum Festival last weekend, and over in Morgan County, KY the locals of that district celebrated their own Sorghum Festival September 23-25. And North Georgia’s Sorghum Festival, in Blairsville, GA comes up this […]

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