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A look at the fascinating and adventurous life of millionaire Tom Slick. Inventor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, science enthusiast, paranormal investigator, and - of course - monster hunter!
Southwest Research Institute (1947) - independent and nonprofit applied research and development (R&D) organization.
Institute of Inventive Research (defunct) - an applied science and innovation incubator (in a barn at ESSAR) - closed in 57 -
Mind Science Institute - (1957) research facility to conduct consciousness studies
Texas Biomedical Research Institute started in 41 - became current name in 52 - largest privately own bio-agents research facility, largest cluster of statistical gene research computing
The Argyle Club - run by Tom's sister - was used as a fundraising mechanism for the science institutes including promoting the relatively new idea of memorializing donations instead of sending flows. (Now quite common, but new at the time) … as they say now "in lieu of flowers please donate…"
Slick Airways - one of the first cargo transport companies, competed with other early companies and picked up a lot of gov't contracts including some OSS (now CIA) missions
Pioneer in developing the Brangus breed of cattle which combined Indian Brahma and Scott Angus breeds for heartier, tastier, heat-resistant breed
Books used in the research of this episode (Amazon Links)
In Search of Tom Slick - new edition of Catherine Nixon Cooke's book
Searching for Sasquatch - by Brian Regal
Abominable Science - by Loxton & Prothero
Tom Slick: True Life Encounters in Cryptozoology - by Loren Coleman
The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas (1957) Hammer Film
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