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Miles McLall Biography

Miles is a native Utahan, born in Salt Lake City 18 years ago. 

Miles has been home-educated all his life, and as a result has had many unique and educational experiences. For example, at the age of 5 he spent two entire days at the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. 

In 2003 Miles joined the Boy Scouts of America and in 2009 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. During his involvement with the BSA, Miles held the positions of: Troop Guide, Troop Instructor, Quartermaster, Patrol Leader and Assistant Patrol Leader. 

Miles has a deep interest in history and archaeology and has been a collector of many things since age 1. Growing up in a house built in 1896 there were numerous opportunities to dig in old privies for bottles and other treasures. Every year since 2007 he has attended a weeklong Experimental Archeology Primitive Skills gathering near Phoenix AZ, at which he has learned to flint knapp, make and use atlatls, etc., and for the past 2 years has taught Experimental Archeology classes at the Central, Utah Mountain Man Rendezvous. In January of 2009 Miles completed an internship at the Churchill County Museum in Fallon, NV. for the purpose of cataloging and identifying the Museum's insulator collection. Miles has also created several professional educational displays for the Washington County, Utah library, feathering Dice, Insulators and Glass fishing floats; all from his extensive personal collections. 

In 1995 Miles found several porcelain wall-tube insulators in an old house his parents were remodeling and a collecting passion was born. Miles joined the NIA in 2008 and has attended the last two National Shows: Oregon '08 and Iowa '09. At the 2008 Portland Show he was awarded the Lon C. Holy Memorial Award for outstanding enthusiasm. Miles' specialty is Ohio Brass Porcelain and also any glass or porcelain insulator that he does not have yet! 

Miles is also a member of ICON, ALPCA (Automobile License Plate Collectors Association) and T.T.R.G. (Transcontinental Telegraph Research Group). 

Miles is excited about the opportunity to serve as the NIA Historian


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