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Gary Borders: A steam whistle is a piece of Americana

Gary Borders
Gary Borders
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Gary Borders

When commentator Gary Borders received a K-4 whistle in the mail, he didn't know what to make of it? He explores the history of this polished brass whistle -- that still works!

Gary Borders has been an East Texas journalist and editor for more than 40 years. He works now as a freelance writer, editor and photographer. You can see his work at garyborders.com. He has written for World Wildlife magazine, Texas Monthly, Texas Observer and Airstream Life.