Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 11:
In The Beginning:
In grade ten the number of boys often plummeted to one or two. This happened because strong young sons were needed in family enterprises like fishing and farming. Therefore, the idea of getting a higher education was rarely considered. Then too, no spare resources were available for sending someone to what were then considered, “faraway” universities.

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