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 Thur, Apr 8 2010

Mister Ron's Basement #1643

Humorist Edgar Wilson 'Bill' Nye and Poet James Whitcomb Riley were a very popular team on the lecture circuit during the 1880s. In 1889, they issued a book that was sold at these speaking engagements called 'Nye and Riley's Railroad Guide.' 

This week we are reading from that book.

Today, Riley points out a newlywed couple at the theater in his poem, 'In a Box' and Nye visits an 'imitation hotel' in 'Where the Roads are Engaged in Forking.'

 

 

 

Time: approx eight and a half minutes

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