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William S. Rice and the California Arts and Crafts Movement

William S. Rice was a prominent figure in the California Arts and Crafts Movement during the early 20th century, an era defined by a desire to preserve individual handcraftsmanship against the rapid industrialization of the time. Born on this day June 23, 1873 in Pennsylvania, Rice moved to California in 1900 and quickly became an …

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Happy Birthday Disneyland! Here’s a Look at Some of the Events of Opening Day

Disneyland opened its gates on July 17, 1955, on a plot of land in Anaheim, California that previously consisted of orange groves. It cost $17 million to open the park, and its opening day was referred to as “Black Sunday” by Disney employees for years afterward because it had a bumpy start. Several rides were …

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Trader Joe’s Has Tiki Roots

After all, we know Trader Joe’s is completely unique. I remember the first time I went to Trader Joe’s was when my daughters were in college in California and we went to the store. Wow! Being from Kansas, I had never seen anything like it. So many varied types of foods and different cuisines that …

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