Tag: California

This bombing 101 years ago today is probably the first film of domestic terrorism in the United States!

Dramatic video of an bombing in San Francisco in 1916 – minutes after it occurred. The Preparedness Day Bombing took place in San Francisco, California on July 22, 1916, when the city held a parade in honor of Preparedness Day, … Read More

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Travel trailers were especially helpful during the Great Depression of the 1930s – see film and pictures

Prior to the Great Depression, trailers were used by vacationers as housing to travel the countryside. During the Great Depression, these same trailers soon became the permanent homes of migrants and/or unemployed workers who were forced to take to the … Read More

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[pictures & film] He held a deed to the greatest fortune on earth but died bankrupt – Here is his story

The California Gold Rush in 1840’s made many people millionaires overnight and you would assume that the people who discovered the initial gold nuggets would be the wealthiest. However, this is not the case. Sutter employee discovers the first gold … Read More

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Did you know that the first breaking news event covered by helicopter was in Baldwin Hills, Ca.

(KTLA, already a pioneer of live on-the-scene television coverage, used a helicopter to cover the disaster. Common today, this was perhaps the first such live aerial coverage of a breaking news event.) The Baldwin Hills Dam disaster occurred on December … Read More

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A cool vintage film of a day at the beach in San Francisco in 1903 and everyone is in suits and hats!

Life was certainly different in 1903 when this film was taken. People dressed much differently for a day at the beach compared to today. This film above  by American Mutoscope & Biograph Co. taken in 1903 is an afternoon panorama … Read More

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