Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Wordless 28

This is an important home in American History. The first hint is that it is not the home of an American president.

What happened on this piece of property?

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45 comments:

tegdirb92 said...

What a cool photo--I don't have a clue! :)

elisheva said...

Is that a tile roof? That might give a clue to where it is.

Sue said...

I will definitely be looking forward to the explanation, I cannot guess.

Cheers!

The Tour Marm said...

I haven't any idea!

I would guess it is in either Florida or Southern California and there is a Spanish/Hispanic connection.

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

It is a tile roof and the house is not in Florida.

jams o donnell said...

I have no idea, but I will be back to find out!

Alison said...

It looks familiar, but I don't know what happened there! Is it recent history?

Simone ( Exercising for comments) said...

We are still clueless. Guess we have to come back later! hehehe

JennieBoo said...

It looks like it's in California. I have no idea!

Thanks for sharing your pic, though!

Happy WW!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

No, Alison. The event that happened is not recent history.

Jarid & Caydon's Wishlist said...

What a beautiful house, I love the garden, so peaceful.

The Freelance Cynic said...

Was it once part of the Mary rose :)

Patois said...

Okay, I'm guessing California. I'm guessing Mexican-related. I'm guessing something relating to America claiming California for its own. I'm guessing that's as close as I'll get.

Incog & Nito said...

Nice house - but haven't a clue what happened on that piece of property. Happy WW

RUTH said...

I have no idea but would love to know. Happy WW

Donna said...

I was thinking Jimmy Carter's childhood home, but you said no president. Hmmmm.

Jenn in Holland said...

I guess I need more hints. I don't know. It's a cool property though.

The Tour Marm said...

It's not a mission, too late for that.

I think it might have to do with the Mexican War era and subsequent statehood of California. It is military. Was it used as a hospital?

Stacey said...

Ahh man, just like a teacher to make us think! No idea, help!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

No mission. No hospital. No battle.

It is California, and the correct era is the Mexican American War.

Starrlight said...

I am clueless. Maybe California? The LaBianca Tate houses?

sobeit said...

Okay...I have no idea!!! Will have to come back for the answer! Happy WW!

Amy's zoo said...

Way to make us think! I have not a clue!

Moving Mama said...

My brain hurts - aaahhh - tell us please :)

Toni said...

Making us think??? I am going to go way out there and say Marilyn Monroe's home.???

Air Force Wife

The Tour Marm said...

Is this Sherman's Headquarters (when he was Quartermaster - Customs House) in Monterey?

Babs said...

"It is California, and the correct era is the Mexican American War."

*goes to look up history*

the108 said...

It is the location of the great nacho battle of 1797.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's a pretty cool house but I'm sorry I'm not from America so I don't think I would have any hint at all.
Mine is up too.

jcfloresinc said...

We were never very good at guessing!! Beautiful place.
Samantha & Tigger

This Eclectic Life said...

I was going to try to cheat and see if you had named your photo...no luck and no clue. Now if it was Texas history, maybe I could give it a shot!

wood man said...

No clue... so sad with having visited so many sites.

mama k said...

hmm... can't figure it out.

Happy WW!

Melanie said...

Isn't it time for summer vacation?? But you're still making us learn something! Ha

I have no idea, so I guess I'll be back later to find out!

Shirley - Choosing Voluntary Simplicity said...

Is it the Rancho Chino Adobe, where the Battle of Chino was fought?

Lori said...

And the answer is?????? Happy WW.

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Nope, not the battle of Chino. Nope, not the headquarters of Sherman, and I don't think I've heard of the great nacho battle of 1797.

Let's recap what has been discovered. Something important happened on the land where this structure stands. The structure is not the original to the site, but is a replica to what was once there. The event is from the Mexican-American War. The roof tiles and style of the structure led to some correctly stating the event had something to do with California.

New Hint: Notice the fence, the flag, and the cars behind the structure...some sort of parking lot perhaps. Apparently this place is a park of some kind today. Actually, thousands of people drive by this place everyday and most do not know that many historians consider it to be the most important place in American history west of the Mississippi.

Go forth and discover if you dare!

Danielle said...

I have not a clue. But big kudos for inspiring thought and historical searching.

Be well and enjoy the day.

Modern Musings

The Tour Marm said...

FYI - I thought it was another view of the photo on the very bottom of this post: http://www.militarymuseum.org/Monterey.html

Does it involve Larkin, Vallejo, or Alvarado?

Or does the parking lot represent the first Walmart in California? (Tongue in cheek.)

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

No Larkin, Vallejo, or Alvarado.

The Tour Marm said...

Something to do with the Bear Flag Revolt?

(Interestingly enough, I am designing a California History tour in Sonoma, Monterey, and Salinas (with Steinbeck content) for my Alaska school as I write this.)

griftdrift said...

Well that was difficult and fun. Learned a lot about California history I did not know.

It's Campo de Cahuenga. The site of the Treaty of Cahenga which ended hostilities between the US and Mexico in California. It was signed in 1847. The later Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war and ceded California to the US.

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

My fellow Georgian, Griftdrift, got it exactly. Way to go!

I'll be posting more about this interesting place later.

The Tour Marm said...

Wow! Excellent!

No one but you has attempted any of mine, but I have had several hits from Georgians! (Thanks!)

Qtpies7 said...

Wow, great job! I can't even imagine TRYING to figure that one out! (not a history buff)
Its very pretty, though!