shotguns and typewriters

Smith Tower, 1914

I believe the pen is mightier than the sword. The Smith Tower was named for and funded by Lyman Cornelius Smith, founder of the L.C. Smith Shotgun Company and Smith-Premier Typewriters (later, the Smith-Corona Typewriter Company).

Interesting to learn Lyman Smith (1850-1910) didn’t live to see construction start on the skyscraper he funded. Similarly, I need to remember the observation deck isn’t open on Mondays,

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