Archive by category American History

San Diego History-Exploring La Casa de Machado y Silvas in Old Town- A Museum of 1850s Dining

On March 16, 2024, George Farrar filmed and photographed at Old Town San Diego State Historic Park and presents a look inside a museum-La Casa de Machado y Silvas, an adobe home which was converted into a restaurant in the 1850s to accommodate the appetites of travelers back then. Enjoy photos of the place through […]

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The United States Conquest of San Diego in 1846 during the Mexican-American War-Leaders & Legends

1846 was one of the most critical years in San Diego’s amazing history. It was the year that Mexican control of San Diego was ceded to the United States of America and for the first time the American flag flew from the plaza in what we know today as Old Town San Diego. George Farrar […]

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North America in the 1840s -Land & Slavery, Mexican American War, The U.S. Takes Over Alta California

It’s time again to broaden our focus from San Diego and study the issues, events, and innovations impacting North America- in the decade of the 1840s. Join George Farrar as he talks about the dynamics of Land & Slavery, Manifest Destiny, The Mexican American War, and the US takeover of “Alta California” and “Oregon Country” […]

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El Pueblo de San Diego Founded, The Natives Attack, The Pueblo Lands, & Incorporating as a US City

George Farrar presents an epic show in the History San Diego series that follows how San Diego became El Pueblo de San Diego, how The Dons of San Diego built up the pueblo under Mexican rule by using political pressure, importing the Hijar colonists, and building homes, yet lost the official pueblo status to native […]

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George’s Hollywood Part 1 Hollywood Blvd, The Chinese, Pantages & Cinerama Theatres, Capitol Records

Join me for Part 1 of “George’s Hollywood” within the “LA 23!” series, as I photograph and film along Hollywood Blvd, Highland Avenue, Vine Street, Ivar Avenue, and Sunset Blvd. Landmarks in Part 1 include The Chinese, Pantages & Cinerama Theatres, The Capitol Records Building and even more. Parts 2 will include a focus on […]

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LA23! Walking Downtown LA- Historic Broadway, The Theatre District, The Bradbury Building

Los Angeles history, LA Architecture, The Bradbury Building, Downtown LA From July 16-19, 2023, I photographed and filmed all over Los Angeles. I’m pleased to bring the Best of the city to you in 23 shows of which this is one. Join me, on a walk around Downtown Los Angeles as it was on a […]

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The Assassination of President Kennedy- At The Scenes of The Biggest Crime in American History

*** Age Restricted 18+ Only By Order of YouTube*** Let’s now take a comprehensive look at The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy- at all angles at The Scenes of The Biggest Crime in American History. Some people say it was just Lee Harvey Oswald at The Texas School Book Depository (the Warren Commission finding) […]

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“We’re Heading into Nut Country Today” American Extremism & The Assassination of President Kennedy

Extremism is nothing new in the American Experience. On November 22, 1963 #PresidentJohnFKennedy was #assasinated in #Dallas #Texas in front of his wife #FirstLady #JackieKennedy as Governor #JohnConnally was wounded in front of his wife . Let’s look at the extremism on the Left & Right wings in the early #1960s as they relate to […]

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