Friday, August 19, 2016

Happy Birthday, Gene Roddenberry!

One of the items in the Star Trek collection is an envelope of Gene Roddenberry's birth records. He would have been 95 years old today!

These are copies printed around 2002 and signed by the county clerk of El Paso, Texas. The map shows the 1921 location of Roddenberry's house.

After I listed the documents on eBay, I looked in the envelope and found something else: a photo of a florist shop in a little shopping center, on the former site of the house.

A modest beginning for the creator of a fantastic phenomenon!

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