3/18/15 Wednesday in Beaumont, TX (Gulf Coast RV Resort-PPA ($40/night))
Slept in until 8:30! They predicted rain for today so we planned to visit buildings in Beaumont.
First: the Edison Museum (free). Remember, if you want to read the words in these photos, just click on them to enlarge.
Pearl Street Station (brought here from New York City)
Only one optic principle guided Edison while inventing the motion picture machine: “the persistence of vision rule”, where the sensation of light lingers in the brain even after it disappears from sight of the eye. He was inspired by Eadweard Muybridge‘s photos that employed multiple cameras to project a series of images.
Second: just kitty corner from the Edison Museum is the Beaumont Fire Museum. Handy as well as free.
They called this the world’s largest working fire hydrant, 24′ tall, weighing 4,500 pounds. It was somehow a part of Disney’s 101 Dalmations.
This is the story of “Morgan”, a dapple gray horse that pulled the steam engine fire trucks for years.
Fire Pole history:
1931 Search Light Truck: the first of its kind in the US.
For little tykes:
After lunch we enjoyed our books, TV and took a walk around the campground. The sun even peaked out sometimes. The rain apparently shifted to the north of us.