Monthly Archives: September 2010

San Bruno: Disaster and Digital Artifacts

Like most people in the Bay Area, I’ve been watching the tragedy of the natural gas explosion in San Bruno on September 9 with great concern and sympathy. Focused on the current pain and suffering, I hadn’t really thought of the history of the area much, until an avid LookBackMaps user, Robert Bowdidge, posted a comment on an entry he had submitted months earlier from the San Bruno Public Library. It was a photo of the Crestmoor housing development sometime in the sixties, and the newly minted homes you can see in the foreground, he noted, “are the ones that were destroyed by the gas line explosion and subsequent fires on Sept. 9, 2010.” Continue reading

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Announcing New Website for Civil War Data 150 Project

I’m proud to announce the launch this week of the new website for the Civil War Data 150 project (“CWD150″).  As we explain on the site, CWD150 is a collaborative project to share and connect Civil War related data across … Continue reading

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