1901: The year a light bulb was turned on at a fire station in California, and still, to this day, has never been turned off.
1: The Palm Springs American Legion Post dining room permanently maintains a table for just one. It is set for dinner and no one is allowed to use the table. It is being maintained for a Missing in Action or Prisoner of War serviceman or woman when he or she returns home.
4,600 and 43,000: The number of years two plants in California have been living. The eastern Sierras’ Bristlecone pines are 4,600 years old, and a Mojave Desert creosote bush is among the world’s oldest living things at 43,000 years.
1849: The year of California’s gold rush. During this time, miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to send their shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
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