The Cats Restaraunt Of Los Gatos

The Cats Restaraunt was established in the 1920s as a saloon. The restaraunt also operated as a speakeasy during the prohibition era. Nearby towns, such as Campbell, prohibited all alcohol sales thus making “The Cats” a venue to enjoy alcohol in spite of prohibition.

In present day, it’s more controversial elements remain a thing of the past. However, there are live musicians who perform at the venue.

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The Meek Mansion Of Cherryland

William Meek, a pioneer of commercial architecture, was born in 1817 in Iowa. After moving to the Bay Area of California, William Meek planned and constructed the Meek Mansion in the unincorporated area of Cherryland in 1869.

The mansion acted as the center of operations for 3,000 acres of farmland during the time the Meeks family owned the land in Alameda County.

The entire property is currently owned and operated by the Hayward Historic Society.

Author’s Note:

The publication The East Bay Times has more information about the state of the home.

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The Discovery of The First Tyrannosaurus Rex Fossil in Montana

The first partial Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil was discovered by archeologist Barnum Brown, within the Cretaceous-age Hell Creek Formation in Montana. Barnum Brown was born in Carbondale, Kansas and he had dedicated most of his life escalating dinosaurs on multiple continents.

Since Barnum Brown’s discovery of the prehistoric predator, more fossils and footprints have been found in other states such as New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming, as well as further up north in Canada.


The Lander County Courthouse

The Lander County, Nevada Courthouse serves as a functioning courthouse and as a history museum.

Nye County, the largest county in Nevada, is the third largest county in the entire United States. Yucca Mountain, where nuclear waste is stored is there.

Many Nevadans concerned about the environmental effect of nuclear waste on bodies of water surrounding Yucca Mountian have voiced concern over the nuclear storage established during the bush administraition.


The National Civil Rights Musuem

The National Civil Rights Musuem is in Memphis, Tennessee and was established in July 4, 1991 due to the efforts of the Lorraine Civil Rights Musuem Foundation after the assassination of Martin Luther, Junior in 1968.

The National Civil Rights musuem is a collection of buildings, with the original one being the Marquette Hotel that was built in 1925. Walter Bailey, who became the second owner of the hotel in 1945, changed it to the Lorraine Hotel after his wife Loree and the song, “Sweet Lorraine”.

The Lorraine Hotel foreclosed in the 1980s, and the last tenant of the Hotel moved out in 1988, paving the way for the structure to become a musuem honoring Martin Luther King, Junior and his followers.

The museum features information regarding the investigation of Martin Luther King’s killer.

The walls on the buildings surrounding the civil rights musuem have murals with the statement popular with the movement in the 1960s, “I Am A Man”.