In our daily lives, technology plays an ever-increasingly vital role. At the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, we are aware of this, and have been taking steps on a number of fronts to stay on top of the advancements being made.
For years now, researchers have found trace amounts of various pharmaceutical drugs in the Great Lakes and in our drinking water. Pain medicine, birth control and anti-depressants have been found, as well as a host of others.
For six months now, I’ve driven by the crossing guard at Lakeshore Middle School. I drop my son off and then go on my way, sometimes having to stop at the crosswalk where she diligently ensures that the kids are safely and completely across before returning to her position at the curb.