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Author: LLNunn Two stars, 250 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 311082  
Subject: Re: Please accept my most humble apologies... :- Date: 5/17/2001 2:09 PM
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Did your NUNN name come out of West Virginia?

I am not sure... ;-) It is a pseudonym... from the founder of my alma mater. His name was Lucien Lucius Nunn (or Lucius Lucien? I forget... :-))and he was an entreprenuer in the hydroelectric biz at the end of the 19th Century. He and his brother (with the help of Tesla and Westinghouse) built the first AC generation plant in the world that was commercially viable in Telluride Co... where LL went on to amass a fortune in gold mines and hydro power. He later went on to spend this fortune in founding a cool college called Deep Springs and an institution at Cornell called the Telluride House.

Here are some links to that interesting guy:




I think LL was from the Midwest...

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