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  1. KorbenDallas

    1905: Lewis and Clark Exposition in Portland, Oregon

    Please watch at least some of this video. Steve appears to be a regular main stream guy who loves history, yet his intro is priceless. 1905 Lewis and Clark Exposition Portland, Oregon This is one of the expos I wanted to take a look at for a while. A few years ago I actually drove through the...
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    San Francisco: 1906 vs. 1907, 1908 and 1909

    Was somewhat bewildered by this 2 and 3 year San Francisco metamorphosis. If you remember, this unfortunate event happened on 04/18/1906, and below are the consequences. SF: April 1906 - larger image SF in 1 Year: 1907 San Francisco rising from ruins, April 18, 1907. View southeast from Nob...
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    Fou-Sang & 1870s board game: from New York to San Francisco via the Union Pacific Railroad

    The front page of the David Rumsey Map Collection is the one to thank for this article. I noticed "From NYC to SF" image, and decided to post it to solicit some comments. Instead, I ended up commenting on it myself. Could not really help it, and the process of commenting made me think of a few...
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    The Grand Canyon is under 450 years old...?

    I will preface this by saying that the world-renowned conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado is a very questionable figure in my book. May be he was wronged by the history re-writers, but according to what we know, the guy did not know his arse from elbow. He went looking for the Quivira...
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    1876: Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

    Go Figure what that means: The formal name of the Exposition was the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and products of the Soil and Mine, but the official theme was the celebration of the United States Centennial 1776-1876. Are we being told to adjust our comprehension? I...
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    1915: Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco

    It's kind of weird that there is no dedicated article to the 1915 San Francisco Expo. Anyways, here is what we have in a nutshell. The Panama-Pacific International Exposition was a world's fair held in San Francisco from February 20 to December 4, 1915. Its stated purpose was to celebrate the...
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    Battlefield America

    USA Urban Fires (no other countries) I don't think the below list of "Fires" could be called a "surface scratch," for it's not even close. What am I talking about here? Take the below list and apply it to the entire United States territory. You will simply have to change a city/town name. Here...
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    1916: Five-star US Flag, or what country is this?

    1916 US Flag What country is this? 1916 Suffragettes carrying a banner announcing that 'Women have full suffrage in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho' at the Women of all Nations Parade in New York on May 3, 1916 Colorado Was the First State to Enfranchise Women Through Popular Referendum...
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    Stars of David on the US Flag

    The official history of the United States flag appears to be omitting a few intricate details. It's hard to say what the true meaning of those details is, but the sheer fact of them being omitted prompts a few questions to be asked. Wikipedia chooses not to mention certain US flags in its...
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    The Seal of the State of Colorado: All Seeing Eye, Fasces and XIX-19

    I just could not help myself and got sucked into these United States Seals. Next one is the The Seal of the State of Colorado. It's just as interesting as the California Sate one. The design for the territorial seal which served as a model for the state seal or Great Seal of Colorado has been...
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    The Great Seal of the State of California: Horned Creature and the War Goddess

    What does the United States have to do with the Ancient Roman Empire? Allegedly there should be 2,000 years of time difference between the two. Today we do not see any new statues honoring Ancient Roman Gods being erected, than why were they so infatuated with the Ancient Rome 150 years ago...
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    1891 Colorado Mineral Palace

    The Colorado Mineral Palace opened on July 4, 1891. It was an ambitious project funded by a variety of investors from across the state, was considered a marvel of its time, but also suffered from both financial and structural failings. It was razed in 1943. There is a lack of trustworthy...
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    1889 Post-Fire Seattle rebuild speed: 5,625 buildings in 18 months

    There is something very bizarre in the history of Seattle. It is related to the Great Seattle Fire of 1889, followed by an enormous construction boom of 1889-90. This construction "on steroids" is something I would like to talk about. The numbers are really off the charts, so bear with me. The...
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