Top 10 Weird Facts About Portland, Oregon #2 is my favorite.
Portland Oregon Top Ten Weird Facts About Portland, Oregon
This is my Vlog and list channel about my family, friends and Portland, Oregon. We live a fun filled life in and around Portland. Over the years we have surrounded ourselves with good people that you might see in the Vlog. Sit back and enjoy this crazy life and my lists and guides to everything Portland.. You are always welcome.
Me: Graveyard Jim or Jim,Jimmy or dad. I am a ex-soldier and stand up comic.
Wife: Gina or Trixie,Trix or mom. This woman needs an award for the life I have forced on her. She works in health care
Son 1: Thorin,Specialist Briggs or Thor. He is a Paratrooper in Italy for the U.S Army
Daughter: Honor or Sweet Pea. My baby girl. She is 20 and a new mom to Maisy
Son 2: Ronin or Ro Ro. High School Student and video game enthusiast.
Grand baby: Maisy or Baby Polar Bear. She has crazy hair and loves the bath tub.
Shoes I wear:
Pepper Spray I take in the woods:
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Abandoned Saratoga County Insane/Homestead Asylum Outside (Part 1)
Just a walk around the Insane Asylum. Didn't go in this time sorry guys!!! My apologies about the audio wasn't feeling to great that day.
Abandoned Videos Playlist:
Check out the EVPS that I received from this trip:
Sentinel Peak in Tucson, Arizona
Travel with me to Sentinel Peak in Tucson, Arizona where I explore this iconic landmark's history and influence upon the city. The peak is popularly known as A Mountain because of the giant A on its side for the University of Arizona.
Additional Note: Solomon Warner erected a flourmill on the slope of Sentinel Peak between 1874-75. This mill led some people to refer to Sentinel Peak as Warner's Mill during that time.
Check out the website for the new Sentinel Peak Brewing Company at
All historic images used in this video fall within the public domain. Google Earth was used for mapping scenes. Photos are credited in the order they appear in the video:
*Santa Cruz River from Sentinel Peak. Nineteenth Century. Unknown source.
*Father Eusebio Francisco Kino with O'odham guide. Diorama exhibit at Tumacacori National Historic Park. Tumacacori, Arizona.
*Murillo, Raimundo. Soldado de cuera. 26 August 1804. General Archive of the Indies. Seville, Spain.
*Flag of the First Mexican Empire, 1821-1823.
*Nebel, Carl. Fall of Mexico City during the Mexican-American War. 1851.
*Map of Mexican Cession, 1848. Created by Wikipedia user Kballen. 6 April 2008. (released for use)
*John Russell Bartlett (1805-1886). 1850s. Record ID #569978. New York Public Library. New York City, New York.
*Bartlett, John Russell. Tucson, Sonora from the Southwest. 18 July 1852. John Russell Bartlett Collection, The John Carter Brown Library, Brown University. Providence, Rhode Island.
*Map of Gadsden Purchase, 1853. Created by Wikipedia user XcepticZp. 23 March 2008. (released for use)
*Flag of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865.
*Old Main. 1889. Special Collections. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.
*'A' Mountain. 1916. Special Collections. University of Arizona. Tucson, Arizona.
*Sentinel Peak quarry. Early twentieth century. Unknown source.
*Sentinel Peak Brewing Company logo.
Empire Builders - America Trailer
From the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall, through to tech solutions of Silicon Valley: America has shaped the world we live in, all the while shaping its own identity through the iconic buildings and structures that chart the nation’s history.
Through bustling ports and strategic forts; cultural quirks and cathedrals of commerce, this episode of Empire Builders tells the the incredible story of the United States through twelve key historic sites.
Our story starts in the humble surrounds of a meeting hall in Philadelphia, with the “Thirteen Colonies” declaring independence from the United Kingdom. And nearby , in
Washington D.C., stands the Washington monument, a tribute to iconic father of the nation and city founder. It was completed almost a century after it was originally commissioned, the huge obelisk is testament to character of man it celebrates.
No geographical entity was more important to the spread of America westwards than the Mississippi River. President Jefferson sought to ensure passage through the purchase of the historic Port of New Orleans at the river’s mouth: He could never have dreamed the outcome, with the eventual “Louisiana Purchase” being described as the greatest land deal in history, almost doubling the size of the United States over night.
Andrew Jackson’s bold and controversial capture of the perfectly preserved Spanish Fort Barrancas at Pensacola culminated in the transfer of Spanish Florida to the US. Perhaps even more significantly, it resulted in the Spaniards ceding claims over “New Spain”, emboldening American progress to the west and propelling Jackson toward the Presidency.
In the story of America’s conquest of west, no chapter burns more brightly in the American conscious than the battle of the Alamo, with Davy Crockett's legendary last stand confirming the small Spanish Mission’s place in history. It led ultimately to Texas joining the Unitrd States and after victory in the Spanish American War in 1848 the size of the country almost doubling as Mexico have up much of what is now the western United States.
With the continent settled, it was soon to be linked by the fantastically ambitious Transcontinental Railroad. The grand project required a grand terminus, with the Vanderbilt family commissioning a fittingly advanced and opulent departure point: “Grand Central Terminus” became the gateway to the nation.
With the nation mobilized, it industrialised at an unprecedented rate. Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead steel mill was a game changer, dwarfing anything that industry had witnessed: It remained the largest steel producing plant on the planet for the best part of a century.
Fast becoming the most powerful nation on earth, the US now expanded its strategic and military horizons beyond its borders, taking over the Hawaiian kingdom and then the Phillipines , Puerto Rico and part of Cuba from Spain after the Spanish American War of 1898. Then the huge Panama canal project made transit of ships between the American continents possible for the first time.
Economic success meant boom time in the city - and nowhere was this more evident than New York City. Tycoons set about building great monuments to their success: The greatest of all them all was the Empire State Building.
The Hollywood sign hailed success of different kind on the west coast: The eyes of the world now fell on America as it exported movies around the globe. But the symbol that would go on to define this new industry actually started life as a real estate advertisement hoarding.
After success in WWII, the cold war raged, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union the United States became the world's only superpower. Meanwhile America had looked to the next frontier - space exploration. The colossal “Manned Spacecraft Center” in Houston, Texas would become the “Johnson Space Center” - Mission Control for the Apollo and Space Shuttle expeditions.
Crowning America's technological dominance is Silicon Valley. Apple’s gargantuan new HQ was based on an idea of the late Steve Jobs, and raises the bar for contemporary design standards everywhere. Constructed costs were eye wateringly expensive, but it is affectionately nicknamed “the Spaceship”
Silver Linings: The Early Days of Idaho's Silver Valley
Stretching 40 miles through the heart of northern Idaho, Silver Valley is a time capsule of the West. Deep within its valley walls, empires rose...and sometimes fell. Beyond the ribald tales, you will discover how the region's past has shaped what the Silver Valley is today...and why it still resonates with the spirit of those who sought its Silver Linings.
WMAQ-TV 10pm News, February 6, 2004
Weeknight newscast from the NBC O&O in Chicago, IL. Most commercials were edited.
Posted for educational and historical purposes only. All material is under the copyright of their original holders. No copyright infringement is intended.
Gubernatorial Debate at Greenville Technical College
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018
The two candidates running for S.C. Governor, Republican Henry McMaster and Democrat James Smith, face off in a live televised debate. Hosted by Charles Bierbauer.
James Woods speaks on Albino hunters on the prowl in Malawi
School Trip to Malawi
School Travel to Malawi with The Responsible Safari Co.
MVUU LODGE & LIWONDE NATIONAL PARK, MALAWI
I spent two nights at Mvuu Wilderness Lodge in Liwonde National Park, Malawi, in May 2016. There are sooooo many elephants and hippos on the Shire River, so wildlife spotting on safari was pretty easy! This video showcases my experience of Mvuu Lodge - fantastic comfortable accommodation, and well worth a trip! :)
Music: Mwatani by Young Stonald Lunga, a local Malawi musician :)
Filmed using a GoPro Hero 3+ and a Panasonic Lumix DMC72
Thanks for watching!