Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ten Years -- June 24, 2017


I launched this blog on 24-June-2007, after a false start on Geocities earlier that month. 2,906 entries later, I can say I've met many nice people and learned some interesting things.  A special thanks to those of you who have taken the time to comment.


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-- Total9560

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer of Love 50 -- Zeitgeist, Market Street -- June 23, 2017


The San Francisco Arts Commission (http://www.sfartscommission.org/) has set up a series of posters by artist Deborah Aschheim.  "The Zeitgeist" is part of a larger series for the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.  The posters in The Zeitgeist represent people involved in the Spring Mobilization against the War in Vietnam on 15-April-1967.

Vanguard was founded by a group of gay and transgender young people to fight against discrimination.  Their 1966 Market Street cleanup referred to the sweeps conducted by the police against homeless young people.  I like the brooms.  

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

1897 Baltimore Orioles -- June 21, 2017

1897 Spalding Baseball Guide

The 1897 Baltimore Orioles finished second to the Boston Beaneaters.  The Old Orioles, no relation to the present-day American League team, had won the National League pennant the previous three seasons.  The team, know for dirty but intelligent play, featured many stars.  John McGraw managed the New York Giants for many years.  Wee Willie Keeler was a great batter.  Hughie Jennings managed the Detroit Tigers to the World Series.  Wilbert Robinson managed the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Pitcher Joe Corbett was the brother of heavyweight champion James J Corbett.

After the 1899 season, the 12-team National League eliminated four teams, including the last place Baltimore Orioles.  


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bill Dana, RIP -- June 20, 2017

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I remember hearing Bill Dana play astronaut José Jiménez when I was a kid. I did not remember that José Jiménez was supposed to be Bolivian.  My parents had his Mashuganishi Yogi album. He wrote material for Don Adams and appeared on many television programs.  I remember seeing an interview with him some time in the last 10 years or so.  He was a veteran of World War Two. 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Marvelous Foot-Ball Dogs -- June 19, 2017


I'm still in shock about the conclusion of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus last month.  One of its major components, and the source of its famous motto, the Greatest Show on Earth, was the Barnum and Bailey circus. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Governor Sinks USS McCulloch -- June 17, 2017

San Francisco Call, 06-January-1907

Earlier this week, oceanographers confirmed the discovery of the wreck of the Coast Guard Cutter McCulloch, which sank on 13-June-1917 after colliding with the Pacific Coast Steamship Company's coastwise liner SS President near Point Conception.  One crewman was severely injured and died in a hospital onshore.  This article, from the 13-June-1917 Tacoma Times, describes the wreck.  

COAST STEAMERS COLLIDE
GOVERNOR SINKS U.S.S. M'CULLOCH

{Untied Press Leased Wire.)

SAN FRANCISCO. June 13.—The U. S. naval cutter McCulloch was sunk by the Pacific Steamship Co.'s steamer Governor in a collision off Point Arguello early today, according to a wireless received here shortly before noon.  The McCulloch's crew were taken off before the vessel went down and there was no loss of life. One seaman was injured.

The vessels collided at 7:26 a. m., and the McCulloch sank at 8:06. A near panic on the Governor followed, a number of passengers fearing that vessel had been badly damaged also.

The McCulloch had a displacement of 1415 tons and was 219 feet long and was built in 1897 at Boston. During the Spanish war she was used as a dispatch boat with the Asiatic fleet and was with Commodore Dewey's squadron at the battle of Manila bay. It was the McCulloch which carried the first news of Dewey's victory to the cable office at Hong Kong. She had been in the coast guard service, but several months ago was taken over by the navy department. During her career as a revenue cutter she participated in more sea rescues than any other vessel on the coast. Capt. H. C. Thomas was in command.

Eight officers and 64 men comprised her crew and she carried four guns.

The Governor had a displacement of 6250 tons and is 392 feet long, and carries a crew of 140. She runs between San Diego, San Francisco and Tacoma. The Governor reached here from the Sound Sunday and left Monday for San Diego. She was built in 1907 at Camden, N. J.

Running in a heavy fog off the point, the Governor is said to have rammed the cutter almost before the crews of either vessel knew the ships were upon each other.

With the passenger steamer standing by, the crew took to the life boats. Seamen, life boats and all were picked up by the Governor, which then resumed her course for San Pedro harbor, where she is due to dock at 5 o'clock this afternoon. At exactly 35 minutes after the crash the McCulloch plunged into the sea.

Officials of the 12th naval district have ordered a special board of inquiry to meet at San Pedro at once.  Headquarters of the Pacific Steamship Co. in Tacoma had received no official notice or report of the collision at an early hour Wednesday afternoon. The Governor carried a large number of  Tacoma and Seattle passengers.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Monterey Pop, 50 Years -- June 16, 2017

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50 years ago today, on 16-June-1967, the three day Monterey International Pop Music Festival began.  It featured nationally-known acts like Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, the Who and Simon and Garfunkel, but was mainly staged to introduce San Francisco bands to the world.  Janis Joplin with Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead made an impression.  Documentarian DA Pennebaker filmed the event. Monterey Pop was released the next year.








Thursday, June 15, 2017

Baldwin Locmotive Works -- June 15, 2017

Poor's Directory, 1887
An ad for the products of the Baldwin Locomotive Works.  It produced mainline locomotives and "Noiseless Steam Motors for City and Suburban Railways."  These were also known as steam dummies because the locomotives were hidden by bodies that resembled horse-drawn streetcars.  There was a theory that horses were scared by steam locomotives running in the streets. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Happy Flag Day, 2017 -- June 14, 2017

Life, 14-April-1941
Happy Flag Day, everyone.

Tom Benoist 100 Years -- June 14, 2017

[The Reinhardt N. Ausmus Collection, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center]
Thomas W Benoist of Saint Louis was a pioneering aviator who founded the Benoist Aircraft Company in 1911.  In 1914, two Benoist Type XIV flying boats carried passengers from Saint Petersburg to Tampa, Florida for the first scheduled airline.   

100 years ago today, on 14-June, 1917, Benoist stepped off of streetcar in Sandusky, Ohio.  He fell, hit his head and died.  The Benoist Aircraft Company went out of business in 1918.  

From the Topeka State Journal, 15-June-1917. 

DAREDEVIL AVIATOR KILLED BY A 3-FOOT FALL OFF STRUCTURE

Sandusky, O., June 15. -- The body of Tom Benoist, 37, pioneer aviator and head of the Benoist Airplane company, was shipped to Ironton, Mo., this afternoon for burial.  Tho accustomed to daring flights, Benoist was killed in a three-foot fall from the running board of a streetcar. His skull was fractured.