Blast From the Past

Today marks the start of a new feature for this blog: Blast From the Past. I have been immersed in research for several projects and keep running across some of the most unusual bits & pieces of news articles that deserve to see the light of day once more.

After 15 years working at the Golden Gate Bridge I can honestly say that I’ve seen a lot, but nowhere close to everything. Witness this example of out-of-the-box thinking from 1976.

Source: Desert Sun Newspaper, 11/16/76, via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside

  16 comments for “Blast From the Past

  1. August 7, 2018 at 5:59 PM

    Great find. I guess that this article also answers why the chicken crossed the road 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM

    It’s always something around here 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. alstacer
    August 3, 2018 at 7:27 AM

    Doesn’t that shake your tail feathers. This pic is going to my brother-in-law, last name Peacock. Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 3, 2018 at 7:32 AM

      You are welcome, Al. There will be more of these gems down the line.


  4. August 3, 2018 at 6:58 AM

    Well, he got a good newspaper article out of it.


    • August 3, 2018 at 7:29 AM

      I’m still stuck on the price of the suit.

      Liked by 1 person

      • August 3, 2018 at 8:07 AM

        Oh really? Are your peacock suits less expensive? Mine all cost about that much!


      • August 3, 2018 at 8:41 AM

        No peacock suits in my closet at this time, Mark. They are about $13,000+ in today’s money.


  5. August 3, 2018 at 6:31 AM

    Ha, ha, ha! Thanks for the very big smile.



  6. August 3, 2018 at 4:46 AM

    Perhaps in his mind he was Poe-ing his way across.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. August 3, 2018 at 4:23 AM

    Oh dear. There are no words!

    Liked by 1 person

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