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J. Henry Goins
San Franciscan, photographer, genealogist, book lover. So many landscapes, so little time
San Franciscan, photographer, genealogist, book lover. So many landscapes, so little time

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Must we repeat this scene straight out of Gone With The Wind every few years? What a piece of fiction. Oh, the Sound and the Fury!

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Money talks.

Published on Aug 14, 2017
Kiet Do reports on idea of rebuilding old railroad bridge near Dumbarton Bridge to relieve traffic congestion (8-14-2017)

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The electrification of Caltrains is happening.

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So the United States had been planning for high-speed rail all along.

My 4th great grandfather...

One hundred and sixty years later, I am particularly proud of the last resolution that sounds the bulge for women's suffrage. I can't believe this is my 4th great grandfather!. DNA approved! Abraham Thornton b. circa 1811 in Virginia.

from the Library of Congress Chronicling America

Anti-slavery bulge New Lisbon, Ohio, 30 June, 1855
Headline: Convention at Flushing

A Convention was held in Flushing, Belmont County on the tenth inst., by the colored people of Harrison, Jefferson and Belmont counties. At this convention a society was organized "for the purpose of effecting a more perfect union among the colored people of above named counties and to " improve their character, develop their intellect and maintain their rights." It is styled, "The Ohio Progressive Liberty Association." Its officers are, President , J.P. Underwood, Vice Presidents Abram Thornton, H. Rankin; Secretaries. J.L. Rivers, D.S. Bruce; Treasurer, Geo. Rivers, Councilmen, J.E. Monk, W.M., James Manly, Robert Pollard, Jesse Hargrove, A.M. Singer, Ellisha Muse, Jacob Rivers.
The society resolved to meet at Saint Clairsville on the first Saturday October next. The Convention resolved to celebrate the anniversary of West India emancipation on the first of August next in Barnesville.

The following resolutions were adopted:

1. Resolved, the we look upon American Slavery as one of the greatest evils among the American people, both morally and politically, and the we will use every exertion against its extension or continuance amongst us.

2. Resolved, that the Convention enters its everlasting protest against the American Colonization Society. That whenever it makes an appearance upon the American Continent it exist by arousing the bitterest passions of the various portions of community against us as a people. And we look upon each of its members as standing in hostile attitude against us. Therefore were must always be prepared to meet them Church or State as combatants.

This resolution was passed by acclamation

3. Resolved, That we hail with pride and gratitude the annihilation of the two great political parties of this Confederacy, we catch the sound of their death knells, as an indication of moral freedom and the brotherhood of man.

4. Resolved, That it is the various Churches of America that forge the chains of slave and foster the damning prejudice against the color of the face.
H.N Rankin moved it to be adopted. He said he hoped it would adopted unanimously-J.E. Monks spoke against the resolution. H.N. Rankin, Jesse Hargrave, D.S. Bruce, James E. Many, J.P. Underwood for the adoption of the resolution, James E. Monks, Abraham Thornton and others against it.
5.Resolved, That the oppressed of all climes should sympathize with each other, and as the women of this country are placed on an equality with colored men; politically; we admire their courage and womanly dignity in seeking to throw off their chains.…/…/1855-06-30/ed-1/seq-2/#

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Let's kill that myth:

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