Memory Monday slides redux, Week 28

This week, I’m revisiting Chanute Air Force Base as it was in 1957. In December 2017 I wrote a bit about the history of Chanute and its decommissioning in 1993. Even after the base closed, the Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum continued to display a number of airplanes until its closure in November 2015. The B-50 Superfortress (above) was a redesign […]

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Low water lake bed

I took these pictures on January 1, 2008, when the water level at Folsom Lake was low.  The communities of Mormon Island and Richmond Hill, on the South Fork of the American River, were inundated after the construction of Folsom Dam in the 1950s, but fragments of these historic sites still linger.

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A blast from the past

A few days ago in a post, I mentioned that I wondered if the Orangevale Palisades had ever been the site of hydraulic gold mining. I’m now a bit embarassed to admit I must have at one time known the answer to that question and completely forgot. The information was right under my nose, posted clearly on a sign beside […]

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