LETTERS  PCR #255     (February 7--13, 2005)

  • Reader tries to remember old TV episodes.
  • Reader comments on Will Moriaty's history of aviation series (and Will responds)

    Letters to the EditorWe welcome your feedback.


    I'm trying to remember an episode I saw as a kid about a boy who has a dog with him and the boy falls into a deep hole in the woods, I think. Not sure if it was [from the TV series] Circle of Fear or Night Gallery.

    Also another episode where there are college-age kids in the '30s on a bridge. Again don't know if it was C.O.F. or N.G.

    Do you know?

    Cathy (no last name)

    Cathy, thanks so much for writing. I myself couldn't come up with anything, and even staff expert ED Tucker needs a little more to go on! I'm afraid the descriptions are just too vague. I leave it to the hordes of fandom assembled to ascertain the origins of these mysterious TV memories. ---Nolan


    I read and enjoyed your history of aviation in Florida. One of the first airports built was Chapman field in Miami in 1918. Ray Mcguire wrote a nice history of it that was printed in the newsletter of the USDA Center at Chapman field. He worked there long after the airport closed about 1947. Here is a link the text of that article. http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/chaphist.htm

    Bob Zahner


    Dear Mr. Zahner:
    Thank you very much for this incredible journey into Florida's aviation history! I am undoubtedly certain that many of our readers will thoroughly enjoy this gem of a link that you were generous enough to share with us. In addition to my love of aviation, I also have a love of Florida's flora, so the connection to the history of the U.S. Plant Introduction Garden in Coconut Grove (the Registered Agent of my non-profit tree planting organization worked there in the early 1980's) puts the icing on the cake!

    For the benefit of our readers I am going to add the links that accompaqnied Mr. McGuire's fine article mentioned in your letter above:

    History of Chapman Field Home Page: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/ChapmanField.htm

    Subtropical Horticulture Research Station, Miami: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/homeshrs.htm

    Reminisces of Early Plant Introduction Work in South Florida - 1940 by Dr. David Fairchild: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1940.htm

    Acitivities of the U.S. Plant Introduction Garden, Coconut Grove, FL. - 1957 by H.F. Loomis, Sr. http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1957.htm

    Seventy Five Years of Research at Miiami - 1973 by Rurditt, Soderholm, Spalding and Knight: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1973.htm

    A Century of Research with the USDA in Miami by McGuire, Schnell and Gould: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/1999.htm

    Historic Photos: http://www.ars-grin.gov/ars/SoAtlantic/Miami/Pages/Chapman/historicphotos01.htm

    Again, Mr. Zahner, our deep thanks for this treasure trove of Florida history, and for your interest in our publication!


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