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)