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Here is where family members can add additional sound files or text files telling their stories in their own words about anyone featured in any of the preceeding slide shows.  Just send your files to crow@vt.edu and I'll add your stories here at "Related Stories".   

STORY # 1....
 

Eugene H. Downey (in his own voice): Here is a story recorded in 1970 about his own (and even his father's---Michael Downey) recollections of the Chicago Inter-Urban Traction Company that offered electric train service from Chicago to Kankakee-Peoria and on down to St. Louis. To start this story, wait for the first story above to finish, then click on the play button of the following media player...

(Homer) Computers can do that?

All controls on this AUDIO/X-WAV media player work

And if there's still no sound, then (1) click on the following link to temporarily download this same sound clip, then (2) minimize your media player's screen, so that you can (3) return control to this website and view the slide show below --- http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hdowney/GrampsTractionstereoMPEG18_11.wav

STORY # 2....
 

Eugene H. Downey (in his own voice): Here is a story recorded in 1970 about what my father said in a 1927 physics class on the subject of then Table of 92 Elements and how he formulated his hypothesis that there must be more elements than 92 in a botony class the previous year. To start this story, wait for the first story above to finish, then click on the play button of the following media player...

(Homer) Computers can do that?

All controls on this AUDIO/X-WAV media player work

And if there's still no sound, then (1) click on the following link to temporarily download this same sound clip, then (2) minimize your media player's screen, so that you can (3) return control to this website and view the slide show below --- http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hdowney/Gramps92elementsMPEG18_11.wav

STORY # 3....
 

Eugene H. Downey (in his own voice): Here is a story recorded in 1970 raising the question of whether it was Shakespeare or someone else who wrote a play containing a line that could only have been known by a Free-Mason. To start this story, wait for the first story above to finish, then click on the play button of the following media player...

(Homer) Computers can do that?

All controls on this AUDIO/X-WAV media player work

And if there's still no sound, then (1) click on the following link to temporarily download this same sound clip, then (2) minimize your media player's screen, so that you can (3) return control to this website and view the slide show below --- http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hdowney/GrampsSheakespeareMPEG18_11.wav

STORY # 4....
 

Eugene H. Downey (in his own voice): Here is a story recorded in 1970 about the steam engine days of the Chicago "L", and staying up to hear the 1920 Harding-Cox election results on the radio. To start this story, wait for the first story above to finish, then click on the play button of the following media player...

(Homer) Computers can do that?

All controls on this AUDIO/X-WAV media player work

And if there's still no sound, then (1) click on the following link to temporarily download this same sound clip, then (2) minimize your media player's screen, so that you can (3) return control to this website and view the slide show below --- http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hdowney/GrampSteamCraddockMPEG18_11.wav

STORY # 5....
 

Eugene H. Downey (in his own voice): Here is a story recorded in 1970 about my father's recollections of his grade school woodshop class when he was given the assignment to square a piece of wood. To start this story, wait for the first story above to finish, then click on the play button of the following media player...

(Homer) Computers can do that?

All controls on this AUDIO/X-WAV media player work

And if there's still no sound, then (1) click on the following link to temporarily download this same sound clip, then (2) minimize your media player's screen, so that you can (3) return control to this website and view the slide show below --- http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hdowney/GrampswoodshopMPEG18_11.wav