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2018-08-14 Recovery Day 526

Another good day with dizziness and my stomach queasiness when first getting up. Taking Zofran and Meclizine got it under control before breakfast. The added Transderm Scop (Scopolamine) patch should start working by tomorrow. Tomorrow is my treatment day, the first within my 4-week cycle, 1 on 3 off. It will be interesting to see how this will affect the good days I had lately.

One side effect I encountered today was that after lunch I was falling asleep unexpectedly and constantly. This happened during the support group meeting, at home during the dinner and writing this posting. It took some energy, especially writing this article, to stay on course.

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Somerville Townsite – Project 365

Today I visited Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve. I was specially interested to take some photos of the Somerville Townsite, where during the mid 1850s–1900s the homes of this active coal mining community used to be. The Roseville Cemetery, last photo, is a popular place to visit. I plan to go there very soon.

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Black Diamond Mines, Markley Canyon – Project 365

I finally had a chance, to beat this morning’s traffic and the heat, to go at gate opening time to the Somersville Entrance of Black Diamond Mines. The road leading to it goes trough the Markley Canyon providing some good landscape scenes.
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Todos Santos Plaza, Concord – Project 365

Normally I go to Concord on Tuesday, but this week it was today, Wednesday. This allowed me to take photos of Todos Santos Plaza, which on Tuesday is used for the Farmers Market. It is very hard to get photos of the plaza with altho vendors and people. Continue reading »

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County Fire House, Concord – Project 365

Another Tuesday, another day in Concord to find another historic building. Just as I was about to walk away, a siren sounded and out came the Fire-Rescue Unit, check out the last photo. Continue reading »

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Riverview Union High School, Antioch CA – Project 365

Stop yesterday on my way to CostCo at the historic Riverview Union High School. It was the first high school built in Contra Costa County, located at 1500 West Fourth Street in Antioch, California. Supported by the Womans Club of Antioch, the first joint communities bond was passed in 1908 for $20,000 by Antioch, Pittsburg, Somersville, Nortonville and Live Oak. Continue reading »

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The Maltby-McKinnon House, Concord CA – Project 365

Had to pay an unscheduled visit to Fry’s in Concord today, took the opportunity to find another historic house for some pictures. The Maltby-McKinnon House at 2350 Pacheco Street was built in the 1890s as the initial residence for the Adolphus Maltby family while their mansion was being constructed. Originally located on the Maltby Ranch off the east end of Bonifacio Street, the house was moved to 2360 East Street (now Mt. Diablo Hospital property) circa 1915. The house had been occupied by several families until purchased by the McKinnon’s in 1934 for $2,500 on terms of $25 down and $25 per month. The then classic, hipped-roof box house had 12 rooms and a sleeping porch; it remained the McKinnon home until 1979.

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The Elworthy House, Concord CA – Project 365

Since I was in Concord to have lunch with some colleagues, I decided to track down a historic building. The Elworthy House was built in 1912–13 for Herbert H. Elworthy, who was then Mayor of Concord, his wife Annie (Brawand) Elworthy, and their four sons. During the 1970s and 1980s, it was converted for use as a church and child-care facility, but was restored to its original configuration in 1988–89 and is currently used for commercial purposes. Continue reading »

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Antioch’s oldest Church Building – Project 365

On June 12, 1865, Captain G.W. Kimball, pioneer settler, chaired a meeting for all those interested in forming a church. A. constitution was adopted and the First Congregational church was founded. The original Church was dedicated May 16, 1869. The present structure, erected in 1891, is the oldest church building in Antioch, located on the corner of West Sixth and F Street. Continue reading »

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Stamm Theatre, Antioch CA – Project 365

The Stamm Theatre opened in November 1948. Once a gathering spot for the local community, and a key part of the city’s main cruise.

The Stamm’s Moderne marquee tower still stands, its futuristic spire looking like the nose of a Flash Gordon rocket ship pointed at the stars – albeit with the original colors (red, chartreuse, dark green and gold) muted to a conservative gray and white. It was once a landmark in town, especially at night in its mostly residential neighborhood, and it adorned the Stamm’s daily ads in the Antioch Ledger. The Stamm was at that time the place to be.

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