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Heritage Museum to Open New Rohr Aircraft Exhibit

PRESS RELEASE: The Rohr Aircraft Corporation had a profound impact on the history of Chula Vista and the aircraft industry. A new exhibit on the history of the corporation will open in the Chula Vista Heritage Museum, located in the Civic Center Library, 365 F Street, after the Friends of the Chula Vista Library annual […]

Otay Mesa Smuggling

Hundreds Arrested on Otay Mountain During Border Patrol Enforcement Operation

[Editor’s Note: Remember my tour of Boundary Monument #251? Border Patrol allowed me to go up there for historical purposes. This press release just came out by Mary Beth Caston, Writer Editor for the U.S. Border Patrol Information & Communication Division, San Diego Sector HQ] Building off of its current momentum, the U.S. Border Patrol […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Mural

African American Trail In California

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Mural went up along the I-95 a few years back. As a matter of fact, several places in California pay tribute to African-Americans in California. If you want to learn more about the experience of being African-American in this state, check out the following: Start in the Bay Area at The Museum of […]

Little Rock Central High School

Little Rock Central High School: A Photo Tour of the National Historic Site

[Editor’s Note: I continue to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. This Week] In July 2014 I visited Little Rock, Arkansas. The National Historic Site at Central High School recounted the history of young men and women who fought for their right to have an equal education within the segregated South. Here I would like to tell that […]

Lorraine Motel

Lorraine Motel

In commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. today’s post features the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed at the Lorraine Motel on April 4, 1968. Business declined at the motel thereafter until it went into foreclosure. In 1982, a few dedicated community leaders in Memphis decided to try and […]

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