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Ride the Shasta Daylight – a gorgeous rail trip

Some time back in a more graceful age, you could ride the Shasta Daylight from Redding. Riders watched Mt Shasta go by in daylight hours from a comfortable railcar with an observation dome, and enjoyed meals in the articulated Pullman … Continue reading

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A Redding school becomes a nightclub

Here is Redding’s Pine Street School, not long after it was built many years ago. And here it is now as Coco Loco, a restaurant and nightclub. The rest of the school was converted to offices and one other restaurant … Continue reading

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Saloons in 1904 Redding

I was looking for some information about the long vanished Golden Eagle Hotel in Redding when I stumbled upon a Business Directory for Redding from 1904 at a Genealogical Site. Looking through the list of the businesses from 106 years … Continue reading

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Finding Dottie Smith's website is like striking gold

I recommend you spend some time here. I admire Dottie’s work very much. She is quite an asset to our community. Check it out.

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My favorite veteran on Veteran's Day

Seen above is my dad on October 18 1950 with the motor pool of his company, the 14th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squad. They are in Japan prior to deploying to Korea for bomb disposal duty as part of the US … Continue reading

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Photographic reminder

Our hearts go out to the families of those killed in the 9/11 attack. This photo of Karry and me in New York is on my desk. It’s a daily reminder that every time you kiss or hug a loved … Continue reading

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Rare historical Drag Racing video from Redding CA 1962 or 63

I posted a very rare short video of a day at the races in either 1962 or ’63 at the Redding Dragstrip in Redding. It’s fascinating to see what it looked like back then. The video appears to a be … Continue reading

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100 years of flight in Redding

I snapped this photo of an Ultralight flying past my house yesterday. I was reminded of an old photo I saw of the first airplane that landed in Redding, almost exactly 100 years earlier in 1909. An interesting resemblance between … Continue reading

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