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James Curran

How a Railroad Engineer From Nebraska Invented the World’s First Ski Chairlift

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SMITHSONIANMAG.COM | Feb. 2, 2021, 9:38 a.m. Growing up, Marilyn Curran Ryan remembers being strictly forbidden from opening the drawers of her father’s secretary desk in the living room of their South Omaha, Nebraska, home. That’s where Union Pacific engineer James Curran kept his blueprints and drawings, including the plans......

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