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What a wonderful photograph!  Thank you for sharing.  And Happy Fourth of July, yourself. :)
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That's a lotta lions!  They used to be very popular as adornments.  I'm glad there are still a few around.
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That's quite a bit of sleuthing you did - & well done too!  So sad about the poor little ones who suffered bad &/or fatal accidents.  Reminds me of the little boy who recently fell into the gorilla enclosure at a zoo.  Kids can move at lightning speed.  You have to keep an eye on them every minute!
This week's Sepia Saturday prompt image is of a water mill in Wales. My husband's great great great grandfather, William Smith Daw (1810 - 1877) was a miller. In 1841 he lived at Upcott Mill, near Sheepwash, Devon. 1841 cen...
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An interesting chronology of a certain bridge crossing.  The next evolution will probably feature one pier.  After that?  :)
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Look at all those old typewriters with those old desks & chairs. Wow.  The picture of the girls in typing class was fun.  The gal center left front caught my eye b/c I wore my hair like that when I was 12 - though the pinched-wave hairdo of the gal to her left indicates the time period was probably in the late '20s or early '30s and I wasn't born yet, then. ;)
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Whoa!  That's one BIG beaver.  Don't think I'd want to meet it around a dark corner!!!
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Big indeed. He must have been the one that built the Hoover dam! Thanks +La Nightingail ! :)
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A nice post of several different ways in which  babies and young children were transported in the 'old days'.  Those old wicker buggies ranged from being rather simple, to being almost ridiculously fancy - especially in the Victorian age.
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The horse's legs were how I finally found it. Its body almost blends in too well with the fence behind it.  Your mention of the ocean view behind the stage in the postcard reminds me of the annual Shakespeare performances at Sand Harbor on the shore of Lake Tahoe.  There, as well, the lake spreads out behind the stage and is a beautiful sight - especially at sunset. 
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As a child, I remember seeing familiar things along the highway as we drove up to the lake for summer vacations.  First we'd see the pastel colors of an oil company's gas tanks on a hillside and knew we were on our way.  Next would come the crossing of the Carqinez Bridge followed a bit farther on by the smell of onions in Vacaville from their onion fields.  We'd pass The Nut Tree, and The Milk Farm, & on up the highway we'd eventually see the first pine tree - always cause for celebration!  And then we'd start looking for the elevation signs - 2000 ft., 3000 ft., 4000 ft. - finally reaching Donner Pass at 7090 ft.  From there we'd watch for the turnoff to go up the Truckee River & when we saw the old broken down bridge from which we fished ever year we knew we were almost to the lake.  What wonderful memories!  Thanks for reminding me of them. :)
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Thanks +La Nightingail Every time I pass a landmark like those you describe good memories come flooding back.
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A grim reminder of just how tough life could be back then - especially for young children.  I can't help but wonder if they tried again and hopefully had at least one child who survived to adulthood.  I'd like to think so, anyway.
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That one sketch is interesting in that the shepherd has a rifle rather than a crook, but if predators were around, it would certainly make sense.  The goats my husband hired to clear land were protected by Okbosh dogs who could take down a mountain lion, no problem.
This week's Sepia Saturday image is of a shepherd, photographed by Joseph Gale in the 1890s. The title of the photograph, Ninety and Nine, refers to the Parable of the Lost Sheep told in both Luke 15: 3-7 and Matthew 18:12-14...
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Yes - there would have been predators and a rifle makes sense. The S T Gill watercolour seems to show a crook but also looks a bit more romantic.
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I grew up just a block & a half from one of the most beautiful cemeteries I've ever seen.  It did not have a grand entrance, but it  had rolling hills of grass, a meandering creek, a waterfall, & trees everywhere from firs to blossoming types. And flowering shrubbery.  I used to walk around it just for the pleasure of seeing all its loveliness.
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