prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Henry A Munson 1814-1877.

Henry is a distant cousin of mine. I read about him in The Munson Record. I also googled him. He had a role in an interesting phase in history. He was an assistant of Samuel F. B. Morse for 19 to 20 years.

Samuel Morse
He helped Morse develop a revolutionary method for printing maps in color.The method was named cerography. Later he helped in the development of the telegraph. A person is quoted in The Munson Record saying that Henry developed the code that is now in use as the Morse Code.

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