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The Fort MacArthur Museum

On display here is a primitive robot over two centuries old: the painted figurine of a boy seated behind an ornate desk. It’s an “automaton” – a machine that mimics the behavior of people or animals.

3601S Gaffey Street San Pedro, CA 90731

 
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Oakland Museum of California

One of the most haunting artifacts here is the "California Venus" -- a white marble statue of a young woman. Its muse, Marian Nolan, was immortalized in this work of art after being named the most beautiful girl in all of California.

1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607

 
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Oregon Historical Society

One of the most haunting artifacts here is the “California Venues” -- a white marble statue of a young woman. Its muse, Marian Nolan, was immortalized in this work of art after being named the most beautiful girl in all of California.

1200 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205

 
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The Franklin Institute

On display here is a primitive robot over two centuries old: the painted figurine of a boy seated behind an ornate desk. It’s an “automaton” – a machine that mimics the behavior of people or animals.

222 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 
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The Walter P. Reuther Library

In the archives here is s a letter typed on American Pilots Union stationery addressed to the controversial leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro.

5401 Cass Ave. Detroit MI 48202

 
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The State Museum of Pennsylvania

On display here is a heavy-duty steel robot outfitted with six wheels, cameras and mechanical arms and it’s able to venture where no human can. When this robot was called to duty, hundreds of thousands of lives were on the line.

300 North Street Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

 

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