Episode 12: 1947 Pony Express Ride: Yreka to Sacramento
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
In this episode of Digging Deeper we will be discussing the 1947 Pony Express ride from Yreka to Sacramento to promote the California State and Yreka fairs. This event took place 87 years after the original Pony Express delivered mail from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California. Some 1,800 miles that took 10 days to ride. Sources: Newspapers from Yreka to Sacramento. Siskiyou, Shasta Tehama, Butte, Yuba, Placer, and Sacramento Counties ..read more
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Episode 11: Pantyhose Junction: Iconic Waitresses, CB Radios, and Truckers
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
In this episode of Digging Deeper, Cheryl and I dive into the history of Aladero Pantyhose Junction in Dunnigan California, a grease spoon truck stop restaurant that used sex appeal and 24 hr diner style food to attract truckers off I-5. He also talk a little about the Trucker and CB Radio craze in the 1970's and it inpact on pop culture. Music Convoy: https://youtu.be/d9BWlGP_DJw?si=C3oIW1HLhsnQjvt- Teddy Bear: https://youtu.be/3aefSB68i-E?si=gcdOnBivIQ7DTi31 East Bound and Down: https://youtu.be/-u1Kzcs-z3c?si=m51VVyXqOTkuCc-d ..read more
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Episode 10: The Tale of Josefa Segovia: The Only Woman Hanged in California
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
In the rugged mining town of Downieville, California, a dark chapter unfolded on July 5th 1851. Josefa Segovia, also known as Juanita found herself at the center of a gripping drama that would forever etch her name into California history by becoming the first and only woman hanged in California. #californiaunearthed #californiahistory #downieville #josefasegovia #diggingdeeper Downieville Museum Website: https://sierranevadageotourism.org/entries/downieville-museum/db7fb8b6-5fdb-4d6e-afa6-7d35b185670d ..read more
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Episode 9: From Perris to Riverside: The History of Native American Boarding Schools in California
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
From Perris to Riverside: The History of Native American Boarding Schools in California. In this episode we take a look into the history and atrocities of Native American Boarding Schools in California with a focus on Perris and Sherman Institute in Riverside. Click on the museum website for more information or click on the youtube video to hear stories from Southern California natives. Sherman Institute Museum: http://www.shermanindianmuseum.org/ These Are Not "Stories": American Indian Boarding Schools in Southern California Youtube video: https://youtu.be/G-QpwmshQbo?si=AC4YBMzpz0dYmht7 ..read more
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Episode 8: Pioneers of Knott's Berry Farm: How Walter, Cordelia, Claude, Paul, Bud and Andy Shaped Amusement Park History
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
Pioneers of Knott's Berry Farm: How Walter, Cordelia, Claude, Paul, Bud and Andy Shaped Amusement Park History. In this episode we will discuss how five artist changed the shape of amusement parks throught out the county and created a standard for all others to follow. A farmer, wood carver, sculptor, painter and ride engineer came together to creat a realitic ghost town using real historic buildings, and creating new one that look old. Sources: 1. Boettner, Jack. “Hand Over Your Gold Partner: Walter Knott's Ghost Town to Come Alive GHOST TOWN.” Los Angeles Times, Apr 18, 1968, OC_A1. 2. Boett ..read more
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Episode 7: Ojai, California: Where History and the Paranormal Unite
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
Do you love history and ghosts? Then tune in to this weeks episode of Digging Deeper where we explore the history of Ojai California and the ghost that call this city home. We will talk about Char Man an, The Ojai Vampire and many more. #californiaunearthed #californiahistory #ojiaca #ojiavampire #charman #venturacountyhistory #venturacounty Wierd California: http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=77 ..read more
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Episode 6: The Castle of Reform: The Ghost of Preston School of Industry
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
Preston Castle is a historic landmark in Ione, California, that was once the site of a reform school for juvenile offenders. The castle, built in 1894 hides a dark and tragic history. In this podcast you will hear the history of the castle, the boys who lived there and the ghost srories that haunt the hall today. #californiaunearthed #prestoncastle #californiahistory #Ioneca #reformschoolhistory #ghoststorries Preston Castle webpage: https://prestoncastle.org/ California Unearthed video: https://youtu.be/8X2OeiT5X-Y?si=Lw00YxZGUJS2eKUq ..read more
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Episode 5: Serendipitous Moments and Family History
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
In this episode I talk about how serenidipitious moments happen in life and how one such moment happened to me this week, while doing family research for a friend of mine ..read more
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Episode 4: The Ghostly Legend of the Pink Lady of Yorba Cemetery
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
The Ghostly Legend of the Pink Lady of Yorba Cemetery. In this episode we discuss the history and mysteries of the Yorba Cemetery and the legend of the Pink Lady, in the charming town of Yorba Linda, Californai. #yorbacemetery #yorbalinda #californiaunearthed #Orangecountyhistory Yorba Cemetery website: https://www.ocparks.com/historic-sites/historic-yorba-cemetery Yorba Cemetery facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yorba-Cemetery/188390548011079 ..read more
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Episode 2: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Alto: Oldest Inhabitant of Old Town San Diego
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by California Unearthed
1M ago
In this episode I will be talking with my friend Cheryl about her three times Great Grandmother Gertrude Alto, who was the oldest inhabitant of Old Town San Diego when she passed away in 1914 at the age of 128. Cheryl and I will talk about her life, including her father, husband, and children. I also included a link to my youtube video on Old Town San Diego. Click the link below. Old Town San Diego Youtube Video: https://youtu.be/TyHQfsgxUb4?si=WFs6vTkNYKFHudgJ ..read more
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