There now, itís just a little shock

       Michael McKee, a public schoolteacher who runs a Westside museum honoring inventor/scientist Nikola Tesla, mildly zaps audience volunteer Sabrina Fox with his miniature Tesla coil during his talk at the Old Colorado City History Center recently. A contemporary/adversary of Thomas Edison, Tesla built the first alternating current motor and had a lab for a year in Colorado Springs. McKee told the roughly 75 people in attendance that Teslaís scientific genius has been largely overlooked by historians and some of his best inventions never used.

Westside Pioneer photo