No. 690: The Ginaca Machine

by John H. Lienhard Today, a machine keeps a gentle land from being gobbled up — but only for a while. The University of Houston’s College of Engineering presents this series about the machines that make our civilization run, and the people whose ingenuity created them. In 1951, a young woman took me to...

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James Dole, Pineapple King

By SCOTT STODDARD, INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY Dole landed in Hawaii in 1899, started Hawaiian Pineapple Co. two years later and was pounding out 2 million cases of the canned fruit by 1923. James Dole was 22 when he set out for Hawaii in 1899. He had little experience in business or farming. In his...

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