May 3, 1942, an unidentified aircraft approached SF from just northwest of this bridge. It was a Sunday night, 11 pm. The Army shut down all radio stations. Then the entire Bay Area was blacked out as air raid sirens wailed. People in cars and busses were forced to stop and wait on the bridge, not knowing if Japanese bombs would soon fall on them. #history #wwii #blackout #airraid #goldengate #bayarea #sanfrancisco #california #californiahistory #pacificwar #imperialjapan #darkdays #leica #vintageglass #mirrorless
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Adventures with the littlest Clark boys. They got to visit the gravesite of their 6+ generation Great Grandfather. It was pretty special. #californiahistory #familyforever #Swifts #Clarks
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Sunday drive to San Juan Capistrano. Ruins of the Mission from the earthquake in 1812. Didn't go in today, because I have the dog, but it's a jewel 🌷Important California history. Walked Los Rios Historic District. It's such a beautiful day 🌞Visit if you can! #missionsanjuancapistrano#Capistrano #jewelofthemissions #southerncalifornia 🌴 #California #history #californiahistory #wildwest #sundaydrive 🚗 #walking #lovetowalk
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In honor of Universal #HumanRightsMonth, here’s a look back at some of the ways America has struggled to iron out its freedoms: The role of working women in America has often been an issue of hot debate. In the #1890s the identity of women as largely being wives and mothers was in conflict with the working (albeit only in certain acceptable fields) woman. In particular, men questioned whether women were suited to be teachers, a common occupation for women at the time. Many thought young boys needed male educators, in order to properly “admire the masculine qualities of the Anglo-Saxon race,” and also that teaching compromised a woman’s “social life as wife and mother.” It wasn’t until 1963 that the Equal Pay Act was passed, that women were officially afforded protections from gender discrimination in the workplace. *Quote taken from Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1896. *Photo ca. 1890s. #californiahistory #womensrights #equalpayact #historymuseum #fromthearchives #americanhistory #herstory
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Visited my wife’s motherland #warnersprings CA . Her ancestors the Kupa Indians lived on this land for over 6000 years before they were forced out . These are natural hot springs coming out of the earth at 140 degrees!! Sulfur smell everywhere . The Natives from this land in California were forced onto reservations that would later become Pechanga , Pala , Puma and other reservations in Noth County San Diego. Still mad corruption within the tribes . Dam casino $ #nativeamerican #nativeland #trailoftears #palacasino #pechanga #kupaindians #rez #californiahistory
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Well got all the backhoe trenches filled in and the site tidied up - ready for a long winter’s nap. Now to digest all we have learned from this phase of the Fish Camp Project. . . . #fishcamp #archeology #archaeology #california #californiahistory #sierra #trenches #csufresno #csufanthropology #fssocialsciences
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The #SaltonSea is one of the strangest places I’ve ever visited. The smell alone is an especially unique experience. This lake is the result of an #engineering and #environmentaldisaster dating from the early 1900’s when the #coloradoriver flooded the basin over the span of two years. People tried to make the most of it by making the newly created lake into a tourist destination. only regular algae blooms and ever increasing salinity cause fish and other animals to die and wash up on shores. Now the area is home to a number of eerie abandon resorts and other buildings. #thethingswehumansdo #californiahistory #coachellavalley #coloradodesert #largestlakeinCali #USAtourism #adventuretimes #ohthatsmell #pewystinky
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The 1841 Bidwell-Bartleson Party was the first group of emigrants to travel overland to California along the route that would eventually become the main California Trail. They began their journey in Missouri in the company of several Jesuit priests and a group of emigrants bound for Oregon. Guiding the Jesuits was the experienced mountain man Thomas "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick. Near Fort Hall the two parties separated, with the Jesuits, the Oregon-bound emigrants, and Fitzpatrick continuing on to Oregon and the Bidwell-Bartleson Party striking out on their own. They had no maps or guides and were following only vague directions about steering west to California. Of the thirty-four emigrants the only woman was Nancy Kelsey. She traveled with her husband and their infant daughter. Others of note in the party included John Bartleson, Elias Barnett, Josiah Belden, John Bidwell, Joseph B. Chiles, Grove Cook, Paul Geddes (aka Talbot H. Green), James P. Springer, and Charles M. Weber. The best account of the Bidwell-Bartleson Party is Doyce B. Nunis, Jr.'s The Bidwell-Bartleson Party: 1841 California Emigrant Adventure; Western Tanager Press, Santa Cruz, CA, 1991. 2016 - Sonora Pass Emigrants, Tuolumne County #california#californiahistory#californiahistoriclandmark
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Lana Turner, Johnny Stompanato and Lana's daughter Cheryl in happier times. Johnny was a bodyguard from Woodstock IL for notorious LA gangster Mickey Cohen. His and Lanas relationship was a stormy one and boiled over on April 4th, 1958. Johnny was fatally stabbed by Cheryl in the upper left bedroom, defending her poor mother. It was eventually ruled a justifiable homicide. 730 N Bedford Dr. #LAganglandhistory #losangeles #lalaland #beverlyhills #truecrime #bwphoto #cool #house #architecture #gangster #money #power #bodyguard #california #californiahistory
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I’m hanging out in the city of stars for the weekend. I absolutely love all the dark history here. Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was sent to California in the 1930's to set up gambling rackets for the mafia back east. While he was at it he also created Las Vegas. On June 20, 1947 Bugsy was killed while sitting on his girlfriend Virginia Hills couch, reading the paper here at 810 N. Linden Dr. Very nice neighborhood to drive around in. Rumors have been circulated that it was either the mob or a jealous boyfriend of a different girlfriend that rubbed him out. #LAganglandhistory #beverlyhills #losangeles #lalaland #mafia #bugsysiegel #mugshot #rich #famous #palmtrees #lahistory #history #california #californiahistory
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Flashback to the day we had our sign installed! Since 1989, The Delta King has been serving the Sacramento community as a hotel and restaurant, offering our patrons a unique experience that can only happen right here on the Sacramento River. . . . #deltaking #old#old#oldsacnto #deltakinghotel #oldsac #sac#sacramentohotel #his#historicls #riverboat #historic #history #sacramentohistory #californiahistory #sacramento #visitsac #visitsacramento #downtownsac #downtownsacramento #igerssac #oldsacramento #sacramentowedding #sacramentovenue #deltaqueen
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Had an awesome birthday with my baby....@soulfullady. Visited Mission San Juan Capistrano... . . . . #worthavisit #1776 #spanishmission #spanishhistory #Californiahistory #birthday #sanjuancapistrano
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#archivalresearch all day. #California #history, including olden days #wellsfargo and the #TimesMirror and the Alexandria hotel of #historicLosAngeles. Ha ha, so much for being on a break. #archives #californiahistory #LosAngeles #LA
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Standing outside the Door to Nowhere at the Winchester Mansion. Way back in July I went to @midsummerscream and scored free tickets for the Winchester Mystery House!!! Finally got to use them. We even did the Explore More Tour and got to see the basement, the Witch’s Cap, and the areas that have been off limits since the earthquake of 1906. 🚪 👻 #winchesterhouse #winchestermysteryhouse #winchestermansion #sarahwinchester #hauntedhouse #sanjose #sanjosecalifornia #weirdcalifornia #ghost #ghosts #haunting #spooky #californiahistory #historicallandmark
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More snaps of the AWRS-7 Thanksgiving 1944! Good meal with good friends!
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Depot Park tiny train exhibition. Much enjoyed by Charlie 🚂🚂🚂
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3 members of the Assistance Guild, now part of the @ALNational , carry trays of food and drink at a party hosted by the organization, Los Angeles, 1935 🌷 📷: @latimes Photographic Archive, @ucla_libraryspecialcollections . . . . . . #TGIF #fla#flashbackfriday #ethereal #flashbackfriday #garden #flowers #gardenparty #dreamy #food #californiahistory #Hollywood #California #Vintage #Archive #gardenpower #LosAngeles #fashionfriday #artist #bnw #bla#blackandwhite #archives #analog #analogue #picoftheday #photooftheday #pictureoftheday #camera #filmphotography #blackandwhite #dresses
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Any guess what these fresh pine bunks belong to? Swipe left to see! 🌲 ⛺️ 🌲 That’s right! Covered wagons will be rolling into the Quicksilver unit of Sugar Pine, giving campers a glimpse into the local California history! After sleeping in a covered wagon you’ll feel like a real pioneer who has championed the Sierra Nevadas. Discover your next summer adventure at camprocks.org! 🌲🌲⛺️🌲🌲 #GSNorCalcamps #girlscoutcamp
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Covered wagons will be rolling into the Quicksilver unit of Sugar Pine, giving campers a glimpse into the local California history! After sleeping in a covered wagon you’ll feel like a real pioneer who has championed the Sierra Nevadas. Discover your next summer adventure at camprocks.org! 💚🌲⛺️🌲💚
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1981 - Dennis & Judy Groth acquire their Oakville vineyards, which had orginally been planted by Justin Meyer in 1973. The winery won’t be built until 1990, but their first Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon were produced in 1982.. . Learn more about the history of Oakville in the Napa Valley by clicking the link in our bio. . #NapaValley #History #OakvilleWine #CaliforniaHistory #WineWednesday
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My #fourthgrade class had a very successful exhibition of learning night! We did an arts integrated project based on Marcel Duchamp . We studied regions of California and the first people who lived and continue to live here. Plus some kids integrated our science into their work! #california #nativeamerican #fossscience #arts #sanfrancisco #elementaryteacher #californiahistory #artsintegration
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It's a frosty 60 degrees here in Southern California but we're still dreaming of a white Christmas!
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#otd in 1966 Walt Disney passed away, just 11 years after #Disneyland opened in #Anaheim. Hear longtime residents discuss Disney's impact on the city, in in COPH's Anaheim Community #History Project. Aerial view of Disneyland, July 1955 #oralhistory #californiahistory #disneyana #waltdisney #americana
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#Repost @exploreauburnca (@get_repost) ・・・ Such a beautiful shot of Auburn’s incredible historical architectural details taken by @thestylishgreek Lately we just can’t get enough of his incredible photography #history #historicarchitecture #goldrush #californiahistory #architecturaldetail #community #smalltown #love #gratitude #exploreauburnca
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I fell upon Los Rios - the OLDEST STREET IN CALIFORNIA (If that’s true) when we missed a turn to get to the train station. Coming back on bikes. #missiontrips #socal #californiahistory #hiddenhousecafe #sanjuancapistrano
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Such a beautiful shot of Auburn’s incredible historical architectural details taken by @thestylishgreek Lately we just can’t get enough of his incredible photography #history #historicarchitecture #goldrush #californiahistory #architecturaldetail #community #smalltown #love #gratitude #exploreauburnca
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Catch a quick tidbit of Our meeting on the Franklin Point shipwreck cemetery is a designated maritime district in Alto Nuevo State Park in California. Join us for our next meeting on January 11th, 2018 with our guest speaker John Pryor PhD #santacruzarchsociety #archaeology #californiaarchaeology #archaeologyrocks #archaeologylife #societyforcaliforniaarchaeology #shovelbum #archlife #historicarchaeology #trowel #trowellife #oceanarchaeology #salior #shipwreck #culture #americanarchaeology #americanhistory #californiahistory #californiamissions
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Throwing back to 1973… In 1973, legislation was enacted making the death penalty mandatory in specified criminal cases. Among these were kidnapping, if the victim dies; train wrecking if any person dies; assault by a life prisoner if the victim dies within a year; treason against the state; and first-degree murder under specific conditions. http://gurwelllaw.com #ThrowbackThursday #gurwell #hblawyer #tbt #californialaw #californiahistory
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Our meeting on the Franklin Point shipwreck cemetery is a designated maritime district in Alto Nuevo State Park in California. Join us for our next meeting on January 11th, 2018 with our guest speaker John Pryor PhD #santacruzarchsociety #archaeology #californiaarchaeology #archaeologyrocks #archaeologylife #societyforcaliforniaarchaeology #shovelbum #archlife #historicarchaeology #trowel #trowellife #oceanarchaeology #salior #shipwreck #culture #americanarchaeology #americanhistory #californiahistory #californiamissions
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#garageporn ... what would you do with a space like this? For starters I’d swap in this #zf5 manual transmission that’s been rolling around in the trunk of my car. Trans is for the truck. #moffettfield #californiahistory #diy #trannyswap hey anyone have a floorjack or tranny jack I can borrow for wknd?
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Welcome back to our #NowandThen series! This Thursday, we’re giving you a glimpse at Comedian Bob Hope performing in the Queen Mary’s First Class Lounge. Though Mr. Hope frequently traveled on The Queen Mary, this day was especially historic as it was September 3, 1939, the day Britain declared war on Germany. 🚢
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Our customer whose family used to own 7 Mile House brought this matchbook in today! What a perfect #tbt more of these types of artifacts will be found in our book “See You at the 7 - Stories From the Bay Area’s Last Original Mile House” being published January 2018!
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These original tin ceilings are just what you’ll see every time you tip your glass to finish the last drop (or fall out of your chair 🙄). Our building was built just after the 1906 earthquake. #tinceiling #design #winebar #1906earthquake #californiahistory #santarosa #sonomacounty #winecountry #the#thejaderoomsr #thejaderoom
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#TBT: Five @calmaritime cadets working aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear in 1974.
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Florida, Texas, and New York are the next “victims” of these creative/ alternative histories of the Ewe-Knighted States California print edition now available from amazon #california #californiahistory #alternativehistory #creativehistory #creativehistories #newalltootruebluehistories
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