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Conrad’s Garage

“To invent, you need a good imagination… and a pile of junk…” -Thomas Edison

Many important industries were born in a garage: Henry Ford’s first automobile, Walt Disney’s early cartoons, the first Apple Computer. And then there’s Frank Conrad’s garage, where some people say modern broadcasting began.

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