Since today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and I come from a long line of Irish immigrants, I thought I would spend some time noodling around the interwebs to see if I could find something new about my Irish ancestry. I’ll tell you right now that their secrets – whatever they might be – are still safe. From me, at least.
With so much going on this week, I’ve decided to revive my “Best Bytes” column, which I have let lapse for quite a while. It is mostly an eclectic collection, in no particular order, of things I thought were interesting during the past week – not always genealogy-related. I hope you find something to enjoy here!
Historic American Engineering Record, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/ca2458.photos.315636p.
When I was growing up, my family made many trips down the 91 Freeway from our home in Orange County to visit my grandparents in Riverside. I remember it as a long, boring drive, usually with too much traffic and not much to look at. Of course, this was in the days before smartphones, iPads, and DVD players, so there wasn’t much for a kid to do except look out the window or sleep. I always enjoyed seeing the Prado Dam Mural, as it was a patriotic symbol of civic pride, and a celebration of a once-in-a-lifetime event.