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(1861-1948) US engineer, inventor and author of From Earth's Center: A Polar Gateway Message (1894), a Lost World tale whose protagonists descend into a Symmes-style Hollow Earth, where they discover an English-speaking country called Centralia, a Utopia where laissez-faire capitalism is luckily controlled by some mixed socialistic joint ownership of the land itself. High Technology based on electricity benefits all. [JC]

Solon Byron Welcome

born Booneville, Missouri: 24 February 1861

died Los Angeles, California: 13 November 1948



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