Photorealistic Land Planning Exhibits
Destination for "Milon James Trumble 1879-1931"
"The Magic Eye" and other books by Ann Mauer
Locations of Ann's shows have included:
THE COLORADO SCHOOL OF MINES, Golden, CO
THE GALLERY BOOK CLUB AT TALEGA, San Clemente, CA
MISSION TRAIL LIBRARY, Wildomar, CA
MURRIETA PUBLIC LIBRARY, Murrieta, CA
LAKE ELSINORE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lake Elsinore, CA
TEMECULA VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Temecula, CA
FRIENDS OF PLACENTIA LIBRARY, Placentia, CA
PHILANTHROPIC EDUCATIONAL ORG. [PEO Women], Orange,CA
THE HISTORIC BRADFORD HOUSE, Placentia, CA
SANTA CLARITA VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Newhall, CA
DOWNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY, Downey, CA
PETROLEUM HISTORY INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, PA
If you are planning a fundraiser or special meeting,
call or e-mail to schedule this show.
Invitations are available for your website, newsletter or posters.
What fascinates people who see this show
is the graphical way it is presented.
Buried below the surface of general U.S. history
for everyone to understand about the quest for fuel.
MJ Trumble and his peers in America's early industrial era
invested their lives and fortunes trying to provide balance
between petroleum and other sources.
Ann Mauer gives a visual show with interactive discussion regarding the history of Milon J. Trumble and THE MAGIC EYE.
Photos from the private collection of this elusive millionaire introduce the man in a way that only family photos can. Other images from the 1920's give fresh historical insights.
Beautifully preserved places depict where some of the inventor's early activities took place. These vivid settings are described in the novel.
THE MAGIC EYE plot follows 85% actual history. The 15% that is fiction is filled with recognizable 1920's characters. These people and events are known to have intersected with the inventor's life.
During shows, people who had relatives engaged in some of the same enterprises as the inventor talk about these early industries.
Recollections come to life with real testimonials, including aspects about men's fraternal groups. The importance of these groups to U.S. history is of interest to everyone.
Commentary is always lively, which is why some people have attended as many as 4 of these shows. It's become clear that each audience enriches each show uniquely.
What people want to know before a show:
THE MAGIC EYE refers to the natural abilities the young inventor exhibited.
Parallel to the actual account of MJ Trumble, his Michigan teacher sent him home after 4th grade, telling his mother there was no more she could teach the boy at their local school.
As he grew up, he taught himself science and engineering principles that allowed him to develop fuels and mechanical systems.
The inventor's lack of credentials from any prestigious university became problematic to explain to global petroleum investors in the 1920's. Those who did not know him said he used magic learned in an early secret society where he rapidly rose to high rank.
His family never thought the inventor used magic. He was simply hard working Papa to them. He held no lofty illusions since hundreds of inventors patented new ideas every week.
The inventor's descendents today feel THE MAGIC EYE gives an accurate portrayal of how their family survived those times.
As more family stories are shared among historians, this inventor's account has been added to U.S. Geofiction and NonFiction libraries.
This story adds knowledge about the men and women who took risks to prove what could be possible developing energy.
Completing THE MAGIC EYE and introducing MJ Trumble's history give people a way to relate to family stories that exist across America. Once petroleum dominated, much evidence of other quests for fuel was shelved.
Since Trumble won one of the earliest legs of the race among men competing for adoption of their refining process, this well-capitalized inventor was able to go far exploring other fuels.
Details of how his story fits in history surprise everyone. Fuel became critical in two world wars, but few writers outline fuel impacts of World War Zero. A war not fought on U.S. soil, its treaty was drawn in New Hampshire. The 1905 Portsmouth Treaty has been resurrected in celebration, its importance now acknowledged for peaceful development once arranged between nations.
From 1905 on, MJ Trumble's involvement with U.S. and global fuel expanded rapidly.