Archive by category American History

JAX 92 The Westside I-295 Incidents, The River City Renaissance Urban Renewal Plan

George Farrar presents JAX 92-Jacksonville as it was in the Year 1992. Learn about Mayor Ed Austin’s leadership team which included a future Mayor, John Delaney- and about the River City Renaissance Urban Renewal concept that was proposed to revitalize the city. Hear about George’s experiences living on the Westside and about the I-295 Incidents […]

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How San Diego Got It’s Name , The 1602 Exploration of San Diego Bay by Sebastián Vizcaíno

Welcome Back to History San Diego! Enjoy another History San Diego show as we learn about How San Diego Got It’s Name and about The November, 1602 Exploration of San Diego Bay by Sebastián Vizcaíno including the expedition’s encounter with the Native Americans who resided here then.

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Photographs of 20th Century Jacksonville, Florida & a Tribute to Henry J Klutho – Master Architect

George Farrar presents the story of early to mid 20th Century Jacksonville through photographs and images of Jacksonville- which rises from the ashes of The Great Fire of 1901 with the help of master architect Henry J. Klutho. Join George as he profiles Klutho’s greatest works including Jacksonville’s current City Hall-the St James Building, shares […]

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The Old Jacksonville, Florida Veterans Memorial Coliseum, The Civic Auditorium, The Thunderbird Hotel

I’m pleased to present to you another History Jacksonville Special: A Tribute to the old Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Civic Auditorium (Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts), and the Thunderbird Motor Hotel, Lounge, and Conference Center in Arlington. I know you’re all going to love it 🙂 Pictures span from the 1960s up to […]

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3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece

On March 5, I enjoyed filming 3875 Wilshire Blvd-An Art Deco Masterpiece-The Wilshire Professional Building which is still in operation. Enjoy a blend of historic and contemporary images. This show concludes my Wilshire and Western mini-series. Don’t forget to check out the proceeding shows about The Wiltern. The mini-series is part of my filming series […]

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Los Angeles’s Wiltern Theatre: A History

On March 5, I profiled the historic Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles thru film and photography. This is the 2nd of 3 shows focusing on the art deco architecture and history Wilshire Blvd & Western Ave. In this show I merge historic images of the theatre as well as details about the beginnings and survival […]

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