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Independence Day history: Jefferson and Franklin as two of America’s first weathermen

Monday, July 4th, 2011 3:29pm MDT

Certainly anyone who has studied the Founding Fathers is well aware of Benjamin Franklin’s electrifying kite-flying experience.  What many Americans may not know is that he was one of the first storm chasers and his fellow signer of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, was a weatherman in his own right. Benjamin Franklin’s interest in […]

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