Read The Plaque Always read the plaque en-us Point Happy 2022-08-10 17:29:08.789735 Point Happy Point Happy

Point Happy
Circa 1906
Norman "Happy" Lundbeck homesteaded the property in 1906.
His home, a store, and a farm were located on this site that
became known as Point Happy. After his death in 1913, his
wife took ownership.
In 1922 the homestead was sold to Chauncey and Marie Clark.
They turned it into the Point Happy Date Garden and Ranch.
Arabian horses were also bred there. One of them was the
mount of silent screen star Rudolph Valentino in the silent
movie hit "The Sheik". After Mr. Clark died in 1926, Mrs. Clark
stayed on and continued to run the ranch. When she passed
away in 1948, she left Point Happy to Claremont College.
It was subsequently sold to William DuPont Jr., an heir to the
DuPont Chemical fortune. He lived there until his death in 1965.
The ranch property was sold to developers and the
Highland Palms neighborhood was built in 1965. In the 1980's
a shopping center with La Quinta's first supermarket was built
on the SW corner of Washington and 111. St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Church was built at the southernmost part of the ranch.
Point Happy Estates was built in the early 2000's.

The Bradshaw Trail
Circa 1862
To the Cahuilla, the native people of this valley, this point of
land was important because it marked access to water. They
dug a well into the wash with steps leading down to water
level less than 300 yards from this site. That well was the
namesake of the city of Indian Wells. Floods destroyed it in
In 1862 frontiersman William Bradshaw left San Bernardino
looking for a route to the Colorado River to search for gold.
He, too, made use of the well adjacent to this location. Using
well-traveled Indian trails, he found this route to the river.
He called it Bradshaw Trail and the Bradshaw Stage line was
formed. Because of the well this area became a major stop.
The line ceased to exist in 1877, put out of business by the
depletion of gold and the coming of the railroad in 1876.

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Oberon 2022-08-10 04:32:22.147487 Oberon Oberon

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Moncton 2022-08-09 20:56:22.643280 Moncton Moncton

On June 4, 2014, Codiac Regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police members demonstrated exemplary bravery while responding to a call threatening the safety of our community. RCMP constables Douglas James Larche, Dave Joseph Ross and Fabrice Georges Gevaudan lost their lives. They were all highly devoted to policing, to the communities they served and to their families. Two other RCMP members were injured during the incident. During this dark time, our community came together and collectively wrapped its arms around the RCMP, the families and each other. Residents heeded the call to keep their porch lights on to assist police in their duties. This simple act was echoed around the world and became a symbol of hope and support. A community is defined not by a single moment, but by its people and their response to adversity. Our city's spirit and resiliency shone through then and continues to do so.

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The Old Quartier Isabelle 2022-08-09 20:53:03.196411 The Old Quartier Isabelle The Old Quartier Isabelle

This plaque commemorates the old Quartier Isabelle of which the Rue Terarcken is a lucky survival. Charlotte and Emily Brontë would have passed this street when going to the Pensionnat Heger in the Rue d'Isabelle where they stayed in 1842-43. The memory of this area lives on in the vivid image Charlotte portrays in her novel Villette

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Foster Silva 2022-08-08 16:39:37.191331 Foster Silva Foster Silva

Foster Silva was born on Chappaquiddick in 1919 and lived here until his death in 1981. He was the first superintendent of Chappaquiddick Properties for The Trustees of Reservations, Devoted to preserving the island's natural resources, he served for ten years as their protector and interpreter. With great natural knowledge unfailing humor and tremendous dedication, he personified Chappaquiddick and The Trustees of Reservations for thousands of visitors. A trip in his green truck was a treat sought by people from all over the world. Not only a self-taught, naturalist, Foster Silva. was, in the best country fashion, a philosophies.

Henry Bliss 2022-08-08 03:54:49.271719 Henry Bliss Henry Bliss

Here at West 74th Street and Central Park West, Henry H. Bliss dismounted from a streetcar and was struck and knocked unconscious by an automobile on the evening of September 13, 1899. The place of the accident was known at the time to trolley motormen as “Dangerous Stretch”. When Mr. Bliss, a New York real estate man, died the next morning from his injuries, his death became the first recorded motor vehicle fatality in the United States. This sign is erected to remember Mr. Bliss’ untimely death and to promote safety on our streets and highways.
Submitted by Erik Lander

Indian Wells 2022-08-08 03:54:41.679686 Indian Wells Indian Wells

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El Camino Viejo 2022-08-08 03:52:07.199463 El Camino Viejo El Camino Viejo

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Fred Turner Building 2022-08-05 21:27:24.325628 Fred Turner Building Fred Turner Building

designated in 1981
Julia Morgan, Architect
Christian M. Teigland, Builder, 1940
This elegant commercial building, featuring two projecting storefront bays, copper
bay hoods, pressed-copper storefront friezes, and steel-sash multi-pane windows,
was the famed architect's last Berkeley project. It was built for Frederick Chester Turner,
a former Oakland City Engineer and Councilmember whose wife, Elsie Bloomfield Lee,
was Julia Morgan's sorority sister. Over several decades, Morgan designed various
projects for the Turners, including a medical office building and a laboratory on this
block (demolished). Two notable long-term tenants in this building were the George
J. Good men's haberdashery, in the western storefront, and the Black Sheep
Restaurant, located behind an interior courtyard accessed through a
central archway between the storefronts. An eight-story infill project
was constructed at the rear of this building in 2021.
Berkeley Historical Plaque Project

Joseph Sheard Homestead Site 2022-08-05 16:29:51.630882 Joseph Sheard Homestead Site Joseph Sheard Homestead Site

Submitted by @heritagetoronto.