So, what’s the big news you ask? Gene Cooper, GIGAmacro and the Magnify2 are featured in a TV program on the History Channel
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On the History Channel program…
Original Program Date
The program first aired on the History Channel, Monday 26th October at 9 Eastern, 8 Central and 7 Pacific is called “Roanoke: The Lost Colony.
About the Dare Stones
The famous – and to some, infamous – Dare Stones have been a part of Brenau University lore since the 1930s. At the height of the Great Depression, a mysterious Californian walked into the history department of Emory University with a 21-pound rock engraved with strange markings. The man claims he uncovered the stone, bearing the inscription “Anais Dare & Virginia went hence unto heaven 1591,” while exploring the swamps of North Carolina.
That piqued the curiosity of professor Dr. Haywood Pearce, Jr., who was also vice president of Brenau at the time. He and his father, Brenau President Dr. Haywood Pearce, paid $1,000 for what is now described as the “Dare Stone” – so called because many believe the writings scrawled upon the rock were made by Eleanor Dare, of the notorious “lost” Roanoke Colony.
A comprehensive history of the Dare Stones and its connections to Brenau is available in the feature “Brenau’s Pet Rocks.”