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La Nightingail
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How fortunate in that first robbery the man was discovered and the stolen property recovered without anyone getting hurt!

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Marjorie and Violet looked so much alike.  You can sure tell they were sisters!

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What a wonderful photograph!  Thank you for sharing.  And Happy Fourth of July, yourself. :)

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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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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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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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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!

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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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An interesting chronology of a certain bridge crossing.  The next evolution will probably feature one pier.  After that?  :)

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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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