Eli Whitney had the reputation for being able to make anything. Find out how he helped the men in the South by inventing a machine.
What inspired Samuel F. B. Morse to invent the telegraph? Why was it so important? Do you know what the first message passed by telegraph said? Here is the story
Cyrus Field sat wondering if the ocean bottom could support an electric cable. What if messages could be sent overseas. He called upon his friend Peter Cooper and wrote to Samuel F.B. Morse. Just maybe.....
Alexander Graham Bell eagerly approached the Committee in charge of the Exposition where people from every nation came to see new inventions. The judges were skeptical, but they let him display his new "telephone". Find out what inspired him to make such a machine.
It is quite certain that no other inventor has produced so many things that have added to the pleasure and comfort of the world as Thomas Edison. Listen to the story of his life.
George Washington Carver called his laboratory, "God's Little Workshop". He was a devout Christian. He discovered over 300 uses for the peanut which helped the farmers of the South to prosper. He taught a Bible class every Sunday afternoon. Listen to his incredible story!
Little did Booker T. Washington know that day, but his future hung in the balance. It all depended on how he swept that floor! Did he pass the test?
Matthew Maury is known as the Pathfinder of the Seas. While reading Psalm 8, he was struck by the words 'the paths of the sea'. He believed the Bible was specific and started investigating to find those paths in the sea. His studies revealed it to be true and thus was sea travel made much safer for sailors and ships .
Discover the trials and ridicule Robert Fulton endured with his idea of making a steamboat. Hear the comical tale of people who thought the steamboat was some kind of monster and were terribly fearful of it at first sight. Learn how success was a result of perseverance.
His discovery cost him over 11 years of his life and for it, he suffered poverty, disgrace, and ridicule. Eventually though his invention was used in over 500 different ways and produced 8 million dollar's worth of goods every year
The story of a retired merchant who became interested in marine telegraph. His venture began in failure but determination finally paid off!
Mr. Edison made so many marvelous discoveries in electricity. The lesson of his life teaches that work, though laborious will end in success when you persevere.