Tag Archives: Victor Samuel Johnson

Aladdin Lamps

Aladdin Lamps

108 Years and Still Burning Bright By Maxine Carter-Lome The story goes that while growing up in a sod farmhouse a few miles south of Minden, Nebraska, Victor Samuel Johnson attended to his studies by the dim flame of a kerosene lamp. Those studies paid off. By the age of 22, he held the position […]

Publisher's Corner: January 2017

Publishers Corner: January 2017

Let there be light! By Maxine Carter-Lome It was New Year’s Day 1880 and visitors were flocking to Menlo Park, New Jersey to see Thomas Edison’s newest invention – the electric light. As the “New York Herald” reported that day, “Extra trains were run from east and west, and notwithstanding the stormy weather, hundreds of […]