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The World Notices
Now enters into history one of those strange conspicuous men. A man who was born to inspire legends, even if those legends might be of the inappropriate kind. This would be Samuel Brannan (March 2, 1819 - May 14, 1889). Sam BrannanHe has been described as a "colorful, energetic figure in the early history of california
and especially of San Francisco." Another says of him that he understood the "marketing concept." Another historian states that he w... Read More
Part I ~ In the Beginning
I love stories with interesting beginnings.
Roughly 750 million years ago, all the continental plates that ride the semi-molten layer of earth's crust called the mantel, were adjoined into one supercontinent known to scientists as Rodina. It began splitting apart around 550 million years ago giving rise to the what became known as the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range of California. The crashing together of the plates caused one to r... Read More
The year was roughly 1952 and mother was hosting a Tupperware party that eveningin our Southern california
home. that meant my dad, brother and I had to leave the house. That was OK with me for it allowed us the time to have dad take us to a movie. The exciting part was that we were not going to just any theater, we were headed to a "Drive In Theater." Of course dad was the one to select the Drive In with the movie of his choice. I recall it was an Andy Rooney movi... Read More
Do you know what happened in california
158 years ago,
back in 1850?
became a state.
2. The state had no electricity.
3. The state had no money.
4. Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
5. There were gunfights in the streets.
So basically, nothing much has changed, except the women had real breasts and the men didn't hold hands.
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This is an excellent presentation on the firestorm that ravaged Paradise. There is sound so turn up your speakers. Bob Wallen, the fire commander narrates the entire slide show. This is the town where my husband was born/raised. We lived there up until 4.5 yrs ago. No body we know was injured nor lost their homes. http://www2.chicoer.com/olextras/slideshows/200806 16HumboldtFire/... Read More