The Man Who Helped Build Atlanta

By Phineas Upham Hannibal Kimball was instrumental in post Civil-War reconstruction. He was born Oxford County, Maine to family of Methodist wheel-wrights. The fifth boy of 10 children, he had the good fortune of being born to a highly regarded wheel-wright named Peter Kimball. The family lived in relative modesty, and he stayed in the carriage business until after the Civil War. The business prospered for most of that time, but the Civil War had a depressing effect on many local economies. Individuals and businesses couldn’t pay loans they’d

The Adventures of Steve Fossett

By Samuel Phineas Upham Steve Fossett, was known to be a successful businessman, but he is remembered for his 116 adventurous feats and records. Fossett holds the world record for the first hot-air balloon flight conducted by a solo pilot across the Pacific Ocean, accomplished in 1995. He did it again in 2002, but travelled the world. He then set the record for fastest journey across the globe in a sailboat, and for flying the first non-stop flight around the world in an airplane. He also holds the record for