About the images on this website

The fact that a firm like Hogue & Associates, with a single office, is able to provide actuarial and consulting services to organizations nationwide is only possible because of advancements made in communication and other technologies over the past few centuries.

In recognition of the men and women who paved the way for such advances, either through their discoveries, inventions or mere inspiration, we have included on this web site some of their stories. All of this historical material was reproduced from the R.M. Devens’ classic “Our First Century” published by C. A. Nichols & Company in 1881 (a book in the public domain).

Click on the images below to read the story behind the image.