Posts Tagged With: historical

Woodburn To Oregon City, Oregon

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click
Here

Yesterday I drove the motorhome 25 miles from Woodburn to Oregon City, Oregon.

 

All of the trip was on U.S. Highway 99.

 

I’ve passed by Oregon City on Interstate Highway 205 going around Portland for many years.

 

Not long ago I finished reading a book about the Oregon Trail and discovered that it ended at Oregon City. Looking at Google earth to identify its exact location, I promised myself to stop and see the city next time I was in the area. That happened yesterday.

 

 

Upon arrival I parked at the Clackamette RV Park directly along the shore of the Willamette River…

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

This Google earth image shows my location close in to everything…

 

 

 

 

I had a riverfront site…

 

 

 

 

The view through the windshield…

 

 

 

 

And the usual dinette window photo. The view did not matter because it faces south and I kept my blinds drawn down to block the sun…plus they left shortly after I took the photo…

 

 

 

 

Photos taken around the city…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The End of the Oregon Trail Marker…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, here’s a 180 degree view of the river in front of my motorhome taken at 8:15PM…

 

 

To read all about the Oregon Trail, click this link…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oregon_Trail

 

 

 

It’s really neat to visit historical places!

 

I’ll depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was mostly sunny and 76 degrees. Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 82 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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Socorro, New Mexico (GA87)

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,000+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 22nd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

The motorhome is parked at Thousand Trails Lake Minden RV Resort in Nicolaus, California. I’m scheduled to leave here tomorrow morning.

 

 

Since my RVing life is changing (see above), I’m starting to re-visit previously visited places. So rather than constantly re-blogging past entries, I’ve decided to do something different.

 

 

In 2011-2013, Mary and I did a 682 day, 12,679 miles in the motorhome and 8,000 miles in the Bronco, circumnavigation of the United States, which I called The Great Adventure. I called it so because other than my oldest granddaughter’s high school graduation in June in Connecticut, I didn’t know where we would be going or when we would be there!

 

 

So, unless I do something really different and unusual warranting a new blog entry, I’ll be posting entries from that trip.

 

 

 

This entry was posted April 21, 2012…

 

 

 

The day before yesterday I arrived in Socorro, New Mexico. Once I was parked and settled in at the Fraternal Order Of Eagles Airee #4017…I decided to go downtown and look around.

 

 

To read about the history of this city, click this Wikipedia link…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro,_New_Mexico

 

 

In the above link you read about the mission that was built. Here’s what the mission looks like today…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is currently going through an extensive interior renovation…

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of small blocks away is a pretty central plaza…

 

 

 

 

 

I took the next photo for Mary who collects photos of benches…

 

 

 

 

 

Across the street from the plaza, the Capital Bar has been there since 1896…

 

 

 

 

 

I took the below photo of the bartender at the Capital Bar for Mary…because if she were here with me she would have taken his picture…

 

 

 

 

 

To read about the history of the Capital Bar, click this link…
http://www.socorro-nm.com/CapitolBar.htm

 

 

 

 

 

The interior of the Capital Bar…

 

 

 

 

 

The plaza as seen from the opposite end…

 

 

 

 

 

A tiled history of the Old Socorro Plaza…

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby Spanish-style building…

 

 

 

 

 

A Socorro historical marker…

 

 

 

 

 

A few blocks away the Hammel Museum, which used to be a brewery, was closed when I stopped by…

 

 

To read about the history of the Hammel Brewery, click this link…
http://www.socorrohistory.org/

 

 

To see the other 19 photos that I took, click this link…
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOOhwyJ8AuTdysNq-n1B_lt4UQVtXku3DDNsi-e

 

 

It was really fun and interesting to visit this community that was here 22 years before the Mayflower and Plymouth Rock. Visiting really old places is another of my favorite things to do as a full-time RVer!

 

 

This morning I’ll continue drifting north towards Albuquerque which I plan to enter tomorrow (Sunday) morning when hopefully traffic will be very light.

 

 

 

TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE! MARY WROTE A MANY GREAT BLOGS…SO WHENEVER SHE PUBLISHED A BLOG POSTING THE SAME DAY THAT I DID…YOU WILL BE ABLE TO READ HER BLOG BY CLICKING THE BELOW LINK! DO IT NOW…!!!

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/fight-for-a-free-press/

 

 

 

I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE PHOTOS.

 Yesterday was sunny and 88 degrees. Forecast for today is partly sunny and 77 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of California. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

2

My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken in the desert at Slab City near Niland, California…

DSC040481b

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 700 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://get.google.com/albumarchive/110455945462646142273?source=pwa

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2017

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ALAMEDA COUNTY SHERIFFS ARCHIVE ASSOCIATION

Since my gypsy lifestyle developed, I have been unable to properly serve as President of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Archive Association, a project that I care deeply about. Bill Rhodes was elected to replace me and what a breath of fresh air. Enthusiasm, a no non-sense, get-the-job-done, attitude. I was amazed at the wonderful changes in the facility he has accomplished in a few short months.

Bill, right with Al Iannarelli, discussing a project with Gary Lindsay and Rich Barlow.

Gary is our Media expert. Ianarelli, the author of three books, is invaluable for organizing career books. Bud Harlow, (not pictured) has undertaken to have our Old Santa Rita Jail Doors sandblasted and refurbished.
Rich was interested in knowing if the Archive contains any copies of  The Rap Sheet, a newsletter published by the Deputy Sheriff’s Association during the 1970’s. We have none that I’m aware of. So, another plea. If anyone knows where copies of The Rap Sheet are hiding, please consider donating them to the Archive.
We had an interesting story surface. A retired deputy with a bunch of interesting old clippings and artifacts from his career stored in his garage had a fire. He immediately realized how endangered those materials were and brought them to the archive. Another danger was cited by my cousin/friend Richard Cardoza.
A neighbor of his who built the Bay Bridge had photos, and memorabilia by the box full that was tossed out by his kids when he died. And pictures his Highway Patrolman neighbor accumulated over a lifetime, huge black and white photos of his early career in Contra Costa County, were likewise tossed. DON’T DO IT. Find a museum and donate before tossing. They are history.
Over the past years, when I attended archive meetings, I  stayed overnight with my cousin, Terri Cardoza from Danville.

She and Richard kindly provided me Bed and Breakfast and made my service to the archive possible. She feeds me and the neighbors rabbit, and a half dozen feral cats she has had fixed, plus four of her own. I am grateful for HER service, and donations to the Archive.

I will still attend meetings when I’m in town, and I intend to continue to do interviews for the archive.

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