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Tech Show 1975:
" Biceniechnical Show "
The 56th annual Tech Show was held March 5 and 6 and
it proved to be one of the best ever. The theme for this
year's show was "A Bicentechnical Show Celebrating
America's Third Century." The event gives Benson a
chance to show the public what goes on inside "The Na-
Total attendance for this year was 8,746, up from 7,982
a year ago,
The Bicentennial celebration was evident throughout
the school, most Benson shops displayed their version of f
an American flag, made up of materials used in each S
respective shop. Shop teachers were given a blueprint of
the flag design and a plywood backboard and were given ff
the option to create a replica of the flag. Some examples
included electronic shop, with sequential lights for stars 3
and resistors, capacitors, and diodes for red and white
stripes, building construction, with different shades of
ash, hickory, and maple, and automotive, with light bulbs fg
inside nuts for stars, with the stripes formed from car- 5
buretor floats, condensors, points, and spark plugs,
Simon Benson was honored this year as pictures of log'
ging equipment and actual Benson artifacts were on ex- t f
hibit. Along the main hall were mounted photographs
showing the various techniques used by Simon Benson in
his lagging expeditions. ln the library, large, rusted
chains, pulleys, and other devices used were placed out
on tables for everyone to see.
ln machine shop, work was being done on the Simon
Benson fountain, which was placed in front of Benson on
April 5. This attracted quite a bit of attention, as did the -
other shops working on Bicentennial proiects.
In printing, souvenir folders were passed out along with
free copies of the Declaration of independence.
Visitors to the plastic shop were given key chains with a
map ofthe United States and "l776" and "l976" inscribed
in the plastic,
Foundry shop members passed out souvenir Bicenten-
nial coins, which were made by the students.
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