Instagram post by UC Berkeley • Aug 1, 2014 at 1:02am UTC
Click the photo to see a panorama of Berkeley, c.1905. Of the University of California’s pre-1900 buildings—the Philosophy Building, North Hall, the Civil Engineering Building, Bacon Hall, South Hall, East Hall, and the Botany Building—only South Hall remains.
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#TodayInCAHistory: On June 24, 1900, Oliver Lippincott drove the first automobile in Yosemite. A Los Angeles-based photographer, Lippincott spent several weeks photographing both Yosemite and his new invention the Locomobile, which was a steam-powered 2 cylinder vehicle with a top speed of 40 MPH.
California Historical Places!
The oldest operating McDonald’s restaurant is a drive-up hamburger stand at 10207 Lakewood Blvd. in Downey, California. It was the 3rd McDonald’s restaurant, and opened in 1953. It was the second restaurant franchised by Richard and Maurice McDonald, prior to the involvement of Ray Kroc in the company, and it still has the two original 30-ft “Golden Arches” & a 60-ft animated neon “Speedee” sign that was added in 1959.