1861-74 California State Capitol: construction or not?

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The California State Capitol is located in Sacramento. The Neoclassical structure was completed between 1861 and 1874 at the west end of Capitol Park, which is framed by L Street to the north, N Street to the south, 10th Street to the west, and 15th Street to the east. I had no plans on touching...

1827 London Colosseum: demolished

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The London Colosseum was a building to the east of Regent's Park, London. It was built in 1827 to exhibit Thomas Hornor's "Panoramic view of London", the largest painting ever created. The design of the Colosseum was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome. The Colosseum was built on the east side of...

Early 19th Century: Highway Steam Locomotives, Related Laws and Roads

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In 1829 Hancock built a small ten-seater bus called the Infant, with which in 1831 he began a regular service between Stratford and London. It was powered by an oscillating engine carried on an outrigger behind the back axle. The boiler was vertical and made up of a series of narrow parallel...

Ancient and early 20th century Robots

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A while back I ran into this 1900 Automatic Man. As far as I can remember, the robotic qualities were dismissed by a semi-elaborate hoax, where an electric carriage was used to propel the contraption forward. A walking automaton has been invented by Louis Philip Perew of Tonawanda, which...

Insane Asylums of the World

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In this thread I wanted to bring up some of the most elaborate Insane Asylum Buildings constructed in the United States and other countries. Most of these buildings were allegedly produced between 1850 and 1900, with a few built somewhat earlier. Some of them either do not exist any longer, or...

The Next Reset

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If the goal (written in stone) is to 'maintain humanity under 500 million" then why bother letting us know we're all gonna die? Could it be that there are some who possess original ancient documents of survivors of previous cataclysms which depict how difficult it will be to even have 500...

Evolution of the Capitol Building, Washington DC

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In 1850, Senator Jefferson Davis introduced an appropriation bill to enlarge the Capitol. President Millard Fillmore selected architect Thomas U. Walter to construct large northern and southern wings containing new legislative chambers. As work progressed, Walter also designed a new cast-iron...

Black Kings Erased Out of History

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We know all kings come from a single root. Windsor royal house changed in WWI (1917) the official name (Sax-Coburg-Gottha) to the more "inglisch" Windsor. As if they knew German-Prussian branch was about to disappear (as it happened), and being pointed as a damn'warrior and cruel dynasty (as...

Nuremberg, materials for speculation

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Only very recently have I become aware of Tartary and started to read in this forum. I'm a young german who has always loved history but also felt great distaste for official stories and the standard education in this field. One of the first things I did after reading on here was go through my...

MUD a different angle.

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Approaching the mud flood from a different angle because like KD suggests on another thread I too feel we are looking in the wrong places. Not that I have the inside track but it is a feeling that has grown in me since coming here. Everything has come to feel 'handed out' if you will, laid out...

1649 Vehicle a.k.a. Nuremberg Carriage By Johann Hautsch?

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A celebrated mechanician called Johan Hautsch of Nuremburg in Germany built an ornate carriage in 1649. It is thought to have been worked by two men concealed inside, who turned the rear axle by means of handles. It is reported to have gone up and down hills, and steered around corners, and...

Tic Tac, Gimbal, and Friends

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In late 2014, a pilot almost hit into one of the AAVs after it flew past him as he was coming in for a landing. He described it as a "sphere encasing a cube." They filed an aviation flight safety report and became angry as the AAVs being drones became less likely (they figured the government...

USA: 1850-1915 Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc

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Little did we know about these American Expositions. Apparently there were hundreds of those, with architecture as elaborate as our famous Chicago Fair of 1893. I kept on running into multiple off the wall expos, that somehow managed to stay out of sight. This investigative direction is getting...

World Expositions: Phenomenal Attendance?

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This thread is not about Exposition Architecture, but rather about some phenomenal attendance numbers as they pertain to the pre-commercial flight era World Fairs (Expositions, Exhibitions, Centennials, Jubilees, etc). I will allow the reader to make any appropriate conclusions on the matter...

Phrygia to Asia: Scythian Gold, UFOs, Giants and Gog and Magog

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Herodotus, claims the priests of Hephaestus told him a story that the Egyptian pharaoh Psammetichus had two children raised in isolation in order to find the original language. The children were reported to have uttered bekos meaning "bread" in Phrygian. It was then acknowledged by the Egyptians...

1886 Meigs Elevated Railway: 227 feet of BS

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The Meigs Elevated Railway was an experimental steam-powered monorail invented by Josiah V. Meigs of Lowell, Massachusetts. He wrote an extensive explanation of how the railway worked, complete with diagrams and statistics, which was published in 1887. The weight of the train was carried on a 22...

1876: Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia

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More than 200 buildings were constructed within the Exposition's grounds, which were surrounded by a fence nearly three miles long. There were five main buildings in the exhibition. They were the Main Exhibition Building, Memorial Hall, Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall...

Battlefield America

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I called this thread a "Battlefield America", because after all the photographs I've seen, and bogus stories I've read, this is the impression I get. Yet, the entire issue is being downplayed beyond belief. The issue does not stop with the United States. The reason I did not include any other...

The Cataclysm Event That Changed Africa Forever

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I propose the Pigafetta family has the key to understanding the cataclysm that disconnected Europe from the Americas and Africa until they were slowly rediscovered. Antonio Pigafetta, a man who survived the circumnavigation of the earth with Magellan, extensively detailed his trip and made many...

Questionable Alexander the Great Narrative

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The Battle of Gaugamela, was the decisive battle of Alexander the Great's invasion of the Persian Achaemenid Empire. In 331 BC Alexander's army of the Hellenic League met the Persian army of Darius III near Gaugamela, close to the modern city of Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan. Though heavily...

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