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The Golden State Warriors Historic 73 Wins in a Season Brings Back Sports Memories

The Golden State Warriors Historic 73 Wins in a Season Brings Back Sports Memories

The Golden State Warriors did something in 2016 that no other team in NBA history had done before.  They won 73 games in one season.  They had to surpass the powerful Chicago Bulls teams of the 1990s to do so.  They did it in style.  Breaking the record on the very last day of the 2016 season. The Warriors broke several records this season.  Stephen Curry became the MVP by setting the 3 point record.  He ended the regular season…

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It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

It’s the 110th Anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

It is the 110th anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. This is the first year that there are no known survivors to gather at Lotta’s Fountain. My Jones, Jackson, and Kelly relatives were living in the city on the 18th of April 1906.  All but one lived to tell the tale. My great grandmother, Margaret (Jones) Jackson, shared several stories with her daughter, Anne (my grandmother).  I’ve compiled them into this article, “1906 Earthquake and Fire in San Francisco: …

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The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

The Historical Significance of My Dad’s Army Photos,1951-1952: Desegregation of the US Military

My dad served in the Korean Conflict in 1951-1952.  He was stationed in Hokkaido, Japan for most of that time.  As I was sifting through his photo album, I was hit with the historical significance of his photographs.  They show the beginnings of the integration of the United States military–the end of segregated service. On 26 Jul 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed executive order 9981.  With a single stroke of his pen, he set into motion the wheels that…

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Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

Where were you when the Loma Prieta Quake Struck?

Today marks the anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. 17 October 1989 started out as a day of hope and excitement. People were excited about the Bay Bridge Series between the A’s and the Giants. They got in their cards, sat down in a seat on a BART train, or waited for the bus to come. The quake struck at 5:04 pm at the height of rush hour traffic. It measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale. It’s epicenter in the…

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In Remembrance of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

In Remembrance of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire

Were your ancestors living in San Francisco on April 18th, 1906? My Kelly, Dolan, Jones, and Segalas relatives were there. The Mazeres and Breilh cousins were over in Oakland and Berkeley. The Cosma’s and a couple of Pacheco’s were new arrivals in Oakland. I like to think of what that period must have been like for them. John Cosma (aka Joaquin Jacinto da Camama) worked in San Francisco. He worked for the Pacific Pipe Company.  I wonder if he thought…

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