Old Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside - The Franciscan Retreat Center at Old Mission San Luis Rey offers a place for solitude, healing, and revitalization with a wide variety of spiritual and educational programs.
#TodayInCAHistory: On June 24, 1900, Oliver Lippincott drove the first automobile in Yosemite. A Los Angeles-based photographer, Lippincott spent several weeks photographing both Yosemite and his new invention the Locomobile, which was a steam-powered 2 cylinder vehicle with a top speed of 40 MPH.
The first trolley in Los Angeles ran on a few downtown streets. In this photo from you can see the streetcar tracks running between the livery stables lining an unpaved Main street. Streetcars would run under horsepower for another twenty years.
#TodayInCAHistory: On June 10, 1846, a herd of 170 horses en route to Alta California's acting Governor Jose Castro were taken by a group of U.S. settlers. Due to settlers' fears that the horses would be used by Castro to drive foreigners out of the Mexican territory, the herd was taken to the camp where U.S. Captain John Fremont and his troops were resting at the junction of the Bear and Feather rivers. The event was the first strike in the insurgency that became the Bear Flag Revolt.
Letter from Charles to Ray (Kaiser) Eames, 1941 (Library of Congress) Dear Miss Kaiser, I am 34 (almost) years old, singel (again) and broke. I love you very much and would like to marry you very very.