Tehachapi Loop

Tehachapi Loop (Tehachapi, California)

A feat of engineering ingenuity used to raise or lower trains in elevation over a short distance, the Tehachapi Loop was completed in 1876 and virtually unchanged is still used today. The 0.73 mile (1.17

Garces Circle

Garces Circle (Bakersfield, California)

Anybody that has spent time in a small town knows that directions are often given by landmarks rather than streets. Bakersfield, California, despite having a population greater than Iceland is not unlike many other small

Tadich Grill (San Francisco, California)

In 1849, during the height of the California Gold Rush, a Croatian immigrant opened the New World Coffee Saloon on Commercial Street. Like the Original Starbucks in Seattle, the coffee saloon it soon eclipsed its

The Modesto Arch

The Modesto Arch (Modesto California)

The Modesto Arch, built in 1912 to welcome automobiles to Modesto, California, currently stands at the intersection of 9th and I Streets. A tribute to the greatness and potential of the city for more than

Dewar's Candy Bakersfield

Dewar’s Candy (Bakersfield, California)

Originally known as The Chocolate Shop, Dewar’s Candy in Bakersfield, California, was started 1909 by the brothers James H., and George Dewar. Dewar’s Candy has survived in its current location, as a family owned business

Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid (San Francisco, California)

Designed by architect William Pereira and built by the Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, California, is a 48-story, 853 foot tall postmodern architectural icon. As well as being an important

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