Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"Ingenious man..."

I always enjoy reading the historical snippets that appear weekly in the West Point News. There was one entry from July 10, 1908 that particularly caught my imagination:

Anton Psota, ingenious man, skillfully constructed a water wheel, adjusted it properly in the current of the stream and connected the turning wheel with a musical instrument on the bank which played "Marching Through Georgia" for the Fourth

I have no idea what sort of "musical instrument" this must have been but in any case, here's a clip from YouTube of the song it played:

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