Copyright 2011-2014 by Ronald B. Standler
As a child, during 1959-1962 my father took me to old forts, ghost towns,
and abandoned mines in the desert around El Paso, Texas,
and I wondered what it was like to live there in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
When I was doing scientific research in atmospheric electricity during 1971-77,
I read old books and articles in scientific publications from the 1800s
and early 1900s, to trace the evolution of ideas back to their source.
As a professor of electrical engineering in the 1980s,
I read old patents and old articles,
again to trace the evolution of ideas back to their source.
As an attorney since 1998, I often read old judicial opinions
to trace the evolution of the common law back to its origin.
I wrote a separate essay on
history and why
history is important.
New Hampshire History
In October 2010, I purchased a digital camera and —
in my spare time — I photograph
old buildings, old bridges, and other historical sites near my home
in Concord, NH. My webpages contain not only my photographs, but also
some historical facts and links to other websites.
My photographs and history around Concord, NH:
- My photographs of old buildings in and near Concord, NH.
This webpage also contains text and links about these buildings, as well as
text and links about railroads, hospitals, and
airports in southern New Hampshire. This webpage contains my
main collection of links to New Hampshire history.
- My webpage on the former state Insane Asylum
and its cemetery in Concord, NH.
- My photographs of elementary school buildings
in Concord, NH that were constructed during 1890-1910.
- My photographs of telephone buildings near Concord, NH.
Also includes some history of telephones, and links to other websites.
- My photographs and history of Suncook, NH,
including old mill buildings, old school buildings, railroad, etc.
- More webpages forthcoming in Fall 2014.
As old wood structures rot — and as developers demolish old buildings
to make way for new, energy-efficient buildings — history is lost.
Photographs are one way of preserving history.
Repeating facts found in library books is another way of preserving history,
to tell the current generation of people about their history.
I hope that my photographs preserve some history and that my webpages
inform people of some historical details.
terms of service
Sadly, the copyright notice on my webpages — while legally
sufficient to defeat a defense of innocent infringement of copyright,
17 U.S.C. §401(d) — has not stopped hooligans
from copying works that are legally protected by copyright.
This website, www.rbs0.com , including each of my webpages and
each of my photographs, is my personal property.
Each of my photographs here, and also my text, is protected by
copyright law and also by my contractual
Terms of Service.
I have posted my essays and webpages here for people to enjoy,
but for neither copying nor distribution.
Please enjoy looking at my photographs at my website,
but do not copy either my photographs or my text,
and do not display them elsewhere.
Aside from legal ownership and control of intellectual property,
seeing my copyrights infringed discourages me from sharing information via my website.
Plagiarization or copyright infringement is disrespectful to authors, who
invest at least several tens of hours of their time
— and often hundreds of hours of their time —
to create one webpage that is worth reading.
I am an attorney in Massachusetts who concentrates in copyright law,
amongst other things.
As I say in my summary of copyright law, copyright
authors, as a violation of personal property that they created.
Some Legal History in the USA
Some of my scholarly essays on law trace the history of the development
of the common law,
see my essays at my professional
website. As a resource for historians, I have posted at my
collections of facts and quotations and my commentary about nominations of justices
to the U.S. Supreme Court, and legislative history of a few federal statutes.
My webpage on the history of technology in incandescent electric
lamps in the USA,
discusses the role of scientific research and patents in consolidating
the number of manufacturers in the USA from dozens in the early 1900s,
to seven in 1936, and three after the 1950s. This essay also includes a list of
citations to thirty patent infringement cases in appellate courts in the USA.
I have posted a collection of my essays that chronicle the history of
the removal of chemical weapons
from Syria and
the futile peace negotiations in Geneva, plus copies of some historical documents.
My old webpages
The following four webpages collect some links to other websites on historical sites,
as well as collect some facts:
These four webpages are only text and a collection of links, but no photographs.
I created these four webpages during the years 2006-2007, but
I no longer revise them,
because I want to spend my limited free time taking photographs
and preparing new webpages.
- old mines, ghost towns, and abandoned airfields in
southern New Mexico and western Texas
- abandoned buildings in the
- abandoned roads in the USA
- shotshell history in the USA.
During August 2011, I contemplated taking a vacation to
Colorado to photograph old buildings in
historic mining towns (e.g., Central City, Leadville, Ouray, and
Telluride). I decided to focus my efforts on historic buildings in the
northeastern USA, so I posted my collection of links to websites in Colorado
as a resource for other people.
this document is at http://www.rbs0.com/history.htm
first posted 28 July 2011, revised 6 April 2014
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