User talk:Ken Gallager

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Kearsarge spelling[edit]

Thanks for the atta-boy re: Fort Constitution. One of my specialties is 19th-20th century US forts, and I recently decided to work on the Portsmouth, NH-area forts. Since I noticed you specialize in New Hampshire, I thought I'd go around and correct the common mis-spelling of Kearsarge as Kearsage. This even appears in Norman Friedman's authoritative book "US Battleships: An Illustrated Design History". It's one of several clues that he was not involved in all aspects of his books' publication. RobDuch (talk) 02:41, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Have at it! As a non-native of the region, it took me a while to realize there was a second "r" in the name. I just did a quick search on the GNIS and found that there are in fact five entries of "Kearsage" (though it looks like just two places) in the US:
  • Kearsage Station (historical) 2124007 Locale Houghton MI 471630N 0882458W 1122 Ahmeek - 16-MAY-2007
  • Kearsage Station (historical) 2124044 Locale Houghton MI 471631N 0882459W 1122 Ahmeek - 16-MAY-2007
  • Kearsage Mine 785638 Mine Madison MT 451302N 1115548W 7067 Cirque Lake - 04-APR-1980
  • Kearsage Mine 804221 Mine Madison MT 451300N 1115603W 7129 Cirque Lake - 01-JAN-1995
  • Kearsage Post Office (historical) 2124045 Post Office Houghton MI 471630N 0882458W 1122 Ahmeek - 16-MAY-2007

--Ken Gallager (talk) 13:19, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

I hope you like what I've done with Fort Stark. I plan to do Fort Dearborn (New Hampshire) soon. Last night I corrected all the "Kearsages" I could find on Wikipedia. RobDuch (talk) 01:01, 9 March 2016 (UTC)
Always good to see major expansions that have such a strong amount of detail. Thanks again! --Ken Gallager (talk) 14:03, 9 March 2016 (UTC)

Golden Age of aviation[edit]

There is no accepted golden age of aviation. Please see this archived discussion. If you wish to restore the text to this article, please open a new consensus discussion, providing reliable sourcing for an agreed span of any such Age. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 14:13, 18 March 2016 (UTC)

I've restored my previous edit. The text is a quote, so it is incorrect to alter it. Your update of the link to the correct title is sufficient and appreciated. --Ken Gallager (talk) 14:21, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Please accept my apologies, I had not noticed that it was a quotation. However it is still inappropriate to link it to a redirect without independently verifying that it matches the timespan of the destination article. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 15:26, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Hi, no problem. Based on the timespan of Granville Brothers Aircraft (1929-34, according to its article), your replacement link appears to have been the right one. You're welcome to re-add it if you want. --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:04, 18 March 2016 (UTC)
Done. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 19:49, 18 March 2016 (UTC)


So you're saying Benson's Animal Park didn't actually open 40 years before the Battle of Hastings? Can I see a citation, please? - DavidWBrooks (talk) 13:01, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

 :-) --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:05, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

White Mountain Central Railroad[edit]

I see you reverted a recent edit I made to the White Mountain Central Railroad related to my addition of the link to the Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts article. Your claim that these two topics do not have a strong connection is incorrect. The WMCRR is a rail line built in the US after WWII purposely for tourism in an amusement setting, which uses historic steam locomotives to pull the trains. Two railroads run by Disney, the Walt Disney World Railroad and the original Disneyland Railroad, fit that exact same description (specifically, the WDWRR has four historic steam locomotives, and of the five used by the DRR, three are historic). Only about a dozen rail lines in the US, including the ones I already mentioned, have this very specific combination of traits (non-historic line + historic steam locomotives + in an amusement setting), and it is definitely appropriate to group the WMCRR with Disney railroads. Hopefully, my argument will persuade you to allow the Disney Parks rail transport link to be added back to the WMCRR article. Jackdude101 (Talk) 4:35, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the explanation. I've restored the link, since I understand what you're doing now. Since you mention that there are about a dozen such rail lines in the US, I would recommend that the list in this article not get any longer, but rather that if there are articles for any other railroads (besides the one in Alaska) that meet this set of criteria, that you create a separate list article for all of them, then link just to that one. Best wishes, --Ken Gallager (talk) 12:12, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Andres Institute of Art[edit]

I got into an edit conflict with your recent edit. Another editor recently made the unreferenced claim that this is the largest sculpture park in New England. I was going to revert it due to it being unreferenced, but that is harder now due to the intervening edit. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix it now, and how to notify the editor who provided the unreferenced, but probably true, claim? Lou Sander (talk) 13:52, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

If you still have your edit window open, please go ahead and overwrite my edit with yours. Or you can simply add an "Unreferenced" template to the claim of being largest. I don't have a big stake in this issue, just noted that there was some duplication of information. --Ken Gallager (talk) 13:58, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
I'll use the "Unreferenced" template. Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have a big stake in the issue, either, though I did start the article after a visit to NH a year or so ago. I don't even remember how I learned about the Institute, and I never visited it, but it looks like a very interesting place. I went to NH to donate some WWII letters from a Navy guy to his sister, who was in college at what is now Plymouth State University. He wrote her several times a week from his ship, which I was on from 1961-63. We bought an auction lot of his stuff on eBay, and found the unexpected treasure of his letters. I read every one of them (!), then scanned them. We gave the originals to the school. He was a simple country boy from Ossipee, NH, and became a man during his WWII service on USS Rankin. It was fascinating to follow his progress via his letters to sis. Lou Sander (talk) 03:07, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

page Rose Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia[edit]

Thanks for catching my typo in that article. I still think that if I had written it as I meant to, the paragraph, or at least that sentence, would be clearer to read, but I'm not going to get hung up over it. -- Thnidu (talk) 19:42, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Sure, no problem. I could tell your intended changes would have been an improvement, but I wanted to reset in case there was any other text you had planned to put in. Best wishes, --Ken Gallager (talk) 19:49, 17 October 2016 (UTC)