Archive for the 'History' Category

US: Seattle, WA – Seattle’s Space Needle from the Highway

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

That first glimpse of the Space Needle is always exciting when you are driving in to Seattle.

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US: Seattle, WA – Chief Seattle

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

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Bet ya didn’t know that Seattle was named after Chief Seattle, a Suquamish and Duwamish chief who pursued a path of accommodation with European settlers.

 

 

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US: Seattle, WA – Seattle Cityscape

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

A slice of the architecture through the decades in Seattle.

 

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US: Seattle, WA – Seattle’s Pike’s Place Public Market

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Not many public markets have quite the view as Seattle’s. It’s a warren of corridors, be prepared to get lost and have lots of yummy adventures amongst the fishmongers, produce stalls, craft stands and specialty food shops. This 108-year-old farmers’ market has become a Seattle tourist attraction which draws in more than 10 million visitors annually.

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US: Seattle, WA – Starbucks Original Store

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Right across the street from the famous Pike’s Place Market is the famous Starbucks coffee shop. Since Starbucks’ original founders were 2 teachers and a writer, it is not surprising to find out that it was named after the first mate of the whale ship Pequod in the book, Moby Dick.

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Dr. Roberta Bondar Park

Monday, August 12th, 2019

At the waterfront in Sault Ste. Marie, there’s a park named after Canada’s first female astronaut. You find out that she is a neurologist, biologist, pilot, the first female Canadian astronaut and crew member of the space shuttle Discovery.

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Riches to Rags in Sault Ste. Marie

Monday, August 5th, 2019

Francis Hector Clergue, a”man of ideas” lived and worked in this 1821 powder magazine/fur trading post by adding an upper story. Arriving in Sault Ste. Marie in 1894, he promoted his “principle of correlation” by grouping related industries around a common power source. Supported by American investors plus local and provincial politicians, Clergue amassed an empire which by 1901 employed 7,000 and was worth about $119 million. The businesses were comprised of: mining, forestry, railway, steel and power. His amazing thinking and vision lasted only about 15 years here because by 1908 he hit a financial snag, lost it all, and moved to Montreal. C’est la vie.

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Group of Seven Food

Monday, August 5th, 2019

At the Heritage Discovery Center we were treated to a meal described in the journals of Group of Seven painters who created their art here about a hundred years ago. The first course for us had been an entire meal for them – about ten pounds of onions. Though it doesn’t sound tantalizing, it was scrumptious, as they caramelized the onions and served them with homemade bread and butter.

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Group of Seven Play

Monday, August 5th, 2019

To fully understand the impetus and experience of the Group of Seven Canadian painters’ time in Algoma County, the Theatre in Motion is featuring a one-man show called Moments in Algoma, This group of Seven “experience” has an actor portraying painter Lawren Harris. It’s being shown at the Heritage Discovery Center.

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Canada: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – Photo of Three of the Group of Seven

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Here are three of the famous Canadian Group of Seven painters who started painting the Algoma scenery starting in 1918 with J.E.H. Macdonald. The others in the group are: Lawren Harris, Franklin Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson, Franz Johnson, Arhur Lismer, and Frederick Varley. They hitched a boxcar onto the Agawa Canyon train going up to the mines in Northern Ontario.

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