This week Industrial Revolution salutes Philo Farnsworth (1906-1971). As a young boy, Philo loved to read Popular Science magazine and science books. By the time he entered high school, he had converted most of his family’s household appliances to electrical power and by the age of 15 he had conceived in his mind the worlds first all electronic television. In 1926 he convinced some of his friends to fund his invention efforts and a year later demonstrated the first all electronic television.
The American Creation is a slab of meat, Heinz 57, and a thick slice of gooey cheese. You can find this paradise worthy meal at Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille in Valparaiso. Industrial Revolution is a place where customers enjoy a classic meal where the dreams of Americans – the invention of the airplane by Orville Wright, the revolution of food crops by George Washington Carver, or the building of a dream home in Margaritaville – are honored and used as ways to inspire others.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Orville Wright (1871-1948).
Orville Wright was born on August 19, 1871 in Dayton, Ohio. Orville was a mischievous and curious boy who became fascinated with a small toy helicopter given from his father. He developed the love of flying kites and began building his own. Being more interested in hobbies then school, Orville dropped out of high school his senior year and began designing his own printing press for a print shop he worked at. Orville and his brother Wilbur later opened a bicycle shop and manufactured their own bikes in 1896. After hearing of a famous German aviator who died in a glider crash, the brothers became convinced that with better designs, human flight was possible.
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Grilled Brat Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with a grilled brat, stout onions, vinegar slaw and whole grain mayo and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the March Beer of the Month, Upland Champagne Velvet.
Looking for a place to satisfy your beer connoisseur buddies and your foodie friends at the same time? Industrial Revolution has you covered. They always have creative menu items and the tastiest, latest brews on tap.
It would be an understatement to say that Wisconsin-born Bessica Raiche broke the mold of how women in the 20th century were expected to conduct themselves on both a professional and personal level. She was a proto-feminist who wore bloomers, drove a car, shot guns, and practiced medicine, first as a dentist and then as one of the first female specialists in obstetrics and gynecology in the United States.
This week Industrial Revolution is proud to salute Elijah McCoy (1843-1929)! Elijah McCoy was a black Canadian-born inventor and engineer. He moved to America at five years old with his parents, who were fugitive slaves. He spent the rest of his life in America and became a US citizen, and made his living as a fireman stoking fires and oiling engines for the Michigan Central Railroad. He saw an opportunity to improve the current process and sought to end the delays caused by frequent oil stops.
George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He was born into slavery and had 10 brothers and one sister, all of whom died prematurely. When George was a week old he was kidnapped along with his mother and sister by night raiders from Arkansas.
Lovers of Chicago’s Revolution Brewing can rejoice. You’ll never have to leave Northwest Indiana to get your fill again.
Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks offer residents and visitors 3-course meals at discounted prices. The 14-day culinary promotion begins Feb. 20 and will end March 5. Twenty-nine local restaurants have currently submitted menus.
This week Industrial Revolution salutes Sarah Breedlove (Aka: Madam C.J. Walker) (1867-1919). Sarah’s parents and elder siblings were slaves when Sarah was born, but she became the first child in her family born into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Her mother died of yellow fever when Sarah was only 5, and her father died of the same disease shortly thereafter. Orphaned at the age of 6, she married at 14 to escape the mistreatment of her abusive brother in law’s household. Three years later her daughter Lelia was born but, when Sarah was 20, her husband was killed in an accident. As a widowed single mother, she decided to move to St Louis to start a new life and left with only her baby and a boat ticket. She found work as a...