Blatant Racism In Belmont

“I am going for a grant to study the relationship of German Turners with Black People. I would like you, Ed, to help get this grant. ROSAMONDPRESS.COM Janke and Turner Vigilantes

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Above is my first post made on Feb. 25. Ed Howard had just told me he saw the new Black Panther movie. I told my fellow historian on Feb. 24 I was going for a grant. Here is Cynthia’s book on Belmont published in 2014. She must have found my family history on the internet. She says there is no competition, but she was Gaslighting me. I made copies of our posts – and caught her mentally torturing’ me, accursing me of abusing her. I have seen her act before.

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The oppression of my family history in the Belmont Historical Society I believe is racially motivated. My first posts were about Turnverein Germans, and Forty-Eighters who founded the Republican Abolitionist Party and fought Confederate Traitors to free slaves. This is the main reason I got in trouble because the white folks of Belmont want their city to remain a white enclave, and not have a direct descendant of the founder if Belmont, put his history in my back pocket -to do with it what I will. This is a new brand of Fascism, where any white sympathizer of black causes, is MARKED as a undesirable, their history erased, and then they are publicly SHAMED? What kind of attorney will hand my suit? This is hardly the kind of treatment one would expect when asked to contribute your history.

I came to the Belmont Historical Society via my friend, Ed Howard, and my therapist who treated ne for PTSD. I promised to start promoting myself. I have been promoting Ed Howard’s history of Oakland because we were born in Oakland. The four Presco Children were raised by a black maid who took Christine home with her to share her with her three sisters who had been maids in mansions in Mississippi. Then came the call for ship workers in Marin.

I posted Rosamond’s painting ‘Lena And Her Sister’s and it was taken down. Ed’s brother was going to drive me to the Naval cemetery to see my parents who served. My two siblings went over to the dark side when a outsider bought my families creative legacy, and they did not tell me my father was dead, and, my other was dying, My brother is a racist neo-Nazi who also descends from Carl Janke and William Stuttmeister, two men who lived in Belmont. I thought I would establish my history on a Belmont site, and then apply for several grants, that would help Ed and I preserve the history of Oakland, and our families. Is this the history Bemont wants….

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I began to wonder if racism was their motive when after I posted on my famous sister, then on our cousin, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, I got no response. It was hard to believe. THEY did not want these famous white people backing black people – especially when they are kin to my family members they captured, and made them THEIR prisoners. They took my posts and information – HOSTAGE!

Above is Liz Taylor in the movie Sandpipers. She looks just like the great granddaughter of Augustus Janke. I am convinced THEY were going to rip-off much of my posts, write another book, and laugh all the way to te bank. I can hear them sniggering as they used facebook for racist purpose’s.

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Ed Howard

Yesterday at 2:37 PM  · STRONG SUPPORTThanks to all of you for the strong support in establishing the tradition of recognizing the history of Oakland’s Black Pioneers in the West Oakland (WOS) film of the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.From now on, on the last Thursday of February’s Black History month all can view the WOS film with family, friends and others so that our Oakland Black History will live on forever.Save this link for the WOS film and you can view the film anytime during the year.http://westoaklandstories.org/stories-spotlights/. WE MUST TAKE PART IN “NO NEGATIVE SPEAK” with each other.SHAREEd HowardChief Executive DirectorWest Oakland Stories Positive Feeling Movement Org.

Greg Let’s go forward, What need I do? “I am going for a grant to study the relationship of German Turners with Black People. I would like you, Ed, to help get this grant.

Wed 7:52 PM

You sent February 24 at 7:52 PM

Words get grants.

Ed sent February 24 at 7:54 PM

You the word smith, give me directions and also let me see what you are writing for the grant.

You sent February 24 at 7:57 PM

I just made contact with 3 people at Buck foundation just to see if I am encouraged to submit a grant. I worry that I am too radical for everyone

Ed sent February 24 at 8:00 PM

That’s no problem, you write and I submit. Just send me all the qualifying information.

You sent February 24 at 8:08 PM

I left a message and sent e-mail to Jonathan Logan. Scroll down to bottom of this page. https://www.marincf.org/buck-family-fund-grants

Murder of a Black Muralist

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I was going to Oakland until I found a news article about the murder of my friend. Then I read about the death of a muralist.

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Tale of Four Murals

Posted on May 6, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

OAKLAND — A 20-year-old reputed street gang associate exploded in profanity during his arraignment on capital murder charges in an Oakland courtroom, where one of his supporters left chanting “wartime” and another shattered a glass display case with her fist.”

I’m supposed to be in Oakland right now. A black man was going to drive me around and show me some murals. One of them was the one began by Antonio Ramos. I was going to see a film about the first black people of Oakland. A couple of friends had bad feelings about my trip. I was going there dressed like this. If I stood before Ramos’ mural, I would have made a great target. I’m sure Holloway’s gang is lurking about the mural,

I really shook up Sleepy Hollow when I practiced augury before the Ken Kesey mural, and when I filmed Belle at Kesey Square. For doing this, I was harassed, mentally tortured, and my life threatened. No one came to my defense. However, the murderer of a Peace Muralist had at least one supporter who smashed a glass case outside the courtroom, even though he had previously robbed film makers. Is Holloway a beloved Black Anarchist of Oakland? My article about the smashed glass at the Eugene Weekly – got me in a new wave of trouble with the Wiccans of Eugene. Stephanie Kesey unfriended me after I made connections to Erin Sullivan’s lost mural. Then there are the lost Golden West Murals.

I am an artist who is kin to the most famous family of muralists in American history! Garth Benton did murals in the homes of America’s most famous people. Thomas Hart Benton was a very famous muralist. His grandfather was the proponent of The Oregon Trail. Nancy and I lived with the Zorthian sisters in a commune in San Francisco. Their father was inspired by Benton, and his forty two murals, that are now being located and documented. We honor Antonio Ramos and his work.

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Someday, other people’s history will be important in the Emerald Valley. It’s all about the Homeless and Ken Kesey. Holloway gave the message to the artists and people of Oakland that he and his thugs run the show. Their needs come first, because life is unfair to them. Artists and Film Makers were taking away from his limelight, the murderous news. He wanted to force everyone to never forget……….THIS IS WAR!

Holloway robbed the news people at this station of their video equipment valued at $60,000 dollars. I own a newspaper. I am the only reporter, and photographer for Royal Rosamond Press. I have posted numerous videos on this blog. Members of SLEEPS launched an attempt to destroy me and my newspaper. I appealed to city officials for help. They chose to believe I was a stalker and degenerate lest Crazy Alley break into their place of work, or, camp on their front lawn. SLEEPS declared war on me. They lost!

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Ed Howard’s Oakland

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

Here is my friend Ed Howard. Please help him continue to be the Caretaker of Oakland’s  History.

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Ed Howard’s Place In Oakland History

Posted on May 12, 2017by Royal Rosamond Press

One of the biggest mistakes of my life was to not walk thru that tunnel to the Oakland Coliseum in 1961 to see Bobby Blue Bland. Bobby was my man. I had made plans to see Ed Howard’s film, but, I got stuck in the middle of ‘The Tunnel of Fear’ and had nothing nice to say about Oakland. I didn’t go. I and my friends feared for my life. I did not mean to tempt fate, but, there it was, lurking in the dark, waiting for me.

Ed said he snuck into the Oakland and Paramount theatres. Was it to see that strange introduction of the movie ‘House of Usher’? I believe Roger Coreman appeared on stage to warn us we might suffer heart attacks. They had a cable coming down from the balcony on which slid a skeleton. This film is of historic significance.

So, here is the Tunnel of Racial Fear. If a white boy went down in there, a black boy would cut you ear to ear with a razor. The whole design was a set-up. Blacks didn’t go down there unless they scare a white, who will freak out – and go crazy on them! After encircling the Oakland Coliseum with fast roads, they stuck that tunnel in so you could leave the beautiful safe shore of Lake Merritt, and go to thy doom. Of course me and my best friend, Bill Arnold, found many good reasons to go down in that tunnel – late at night.

“As artists, we are obligated to go where normal people fear to go!”

And, there it is, the ‘Oakland Bohemian Motto’.  Were there such a thing as a Black Bohemians? Ed said he was one of the first Oakland Lowriders. But, he became a designer, an artist of sorts. In this photograph you see the tunnel, and the apartment where the Black Panthers lived in a penthouse. Huey knew about the Beats. He studied history. Being innovative was a big part of the New Oakland Cool. We crossed lines. We crashed through barriers. Our history is one of the most culturally interesting experiences the world has ever seen. The Black Panther exhibit at the Oakland Museum was the most viewed show, ever, and was held over for – an encore!

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In building courage to go see Bobby, I put on his music and pictured myself going thru that tunnel, with my head held high. I was fifteen. I closed my eyes and made a movie of me emerging from the tunnel, I go down a path of trees to the entrance. Against the wall, hundreds of black folks are lined up to buy a ticket. As one, they see this young white boy walking towards them. I can hear the discussion. The whispers of acceptance go up and down the line. How cool is this guy?

“Did he walk thru the tunnel of fear to get here? Or, did his mommy drop him off?”

“He came to hear Bobby. Leave him alone!”

“How cool is that?”

And, I take my place in the Great Endeavor, the New pertinence. A year later I do a painting of the tunnel, with me walking into it. I render a painting titled ‘The Wall’. I am walking towards a group of young people standing at the base of a wall. We got to live, to dream! There was some amazing dialogue born of our collective fear. I hope we get the crux of it down, before we pass on, because, we told it like it…….is!

I just got off the phone with Christine. In 1967, we lived in a big Victorian on 13th. Street and Webster. She was Peter Shapiro’s lover, the lead guitarist for ‘The Loading Zone’ who mingled with members of The Tower of Power. I asked Chris if she knew Lenny Williams. She was not sure. But she knew Lenny Pickett who directed the Saturday Night Live band. She told me about Malcom and Willy, and Steve Kupka dropping off his cats to live with us. Chris was a good friend of Bill Graham whom I am writing a blog about.

https://rosamondpress.com/2017/03/31/malcom-and-willy/

The Judge who heard our case against the Boston Mafia, got the drop on two prisoners lowering themselves down from the Oakland Courthouse jail that you see at the end of Scary Tunnel. Real shit happened in Oakland. Real people did real things.

I was the Artist in residence. My studio was next to the sound room. One Sunday afternoon, as I am applying colors to my seascape, I hear Linda Tillery’s audition. Old blues guys begin dropping by for a jam.

https://rosamondpress.com/2014/09/04/defying-the-boston-mafia-2/

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http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/article/A-fixture-of-the-nightclub-scene-rides-off-into-2579818.php

https://kakakiki1.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/things-you-dont-know-about-ed-howard/

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A fixture of the nightclub scene rides off into the sunset. Will there be an encore?

Lee Hildebrand, Special to The Chronicle

Published 4:00 am, Tuesday, July 24, 2007
  • PAYTON24_065_RAD.jpg SHOWN: L to R: Esther Mabry, royalty of music, owner of famous Esther's Orbit Room in Oakland, is escorted into dinner by Jay Payton (R). Jay Payton, 81, Godfather of Bay Area R&B, celebrates 60 years in showbiz at Bates Hall in Oakland, CA. (Katy Raddatz/The Chronicle) **Jay Payton, Esther Mabry Mandatory credit for the photographer and the San Francisco Chronicle. No sales; mags out. Photo: Katy Raddatz

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As Jay Payton scurried around Bates Hall Sunday evening, conversing with old friends and making sure the show was running smoothly, much as he had in Bay Area nightclubs for the past half-century, he paused briefly to cut a few steps alongside couples line dancing the electric slide to the throbbing grooves of Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Hip problems may have forced Payton, who launched a career as a tap dancer at Harlem’s Apollo Theater in 1947, to drop hoofing from his act some years back, but the spirits were simply too high for his feet to fail him at that moment.

Dressed in their clubgoing finest, some 200 fellow entertainers, former club owners, friends, family and fans gathered at the East Oakland banquet hall for a dinner/dance that doubled as a celebration of Payton’s 60th anniversary in show business and his retirement party. Health concerns, however, did not cause Payton, who remains lean and limber at 81, to decide to throw in the towel. Economics were the key issue. For the first time since his 1954 arrival in the Bay Area, the Asheville, N.C.-born entertainer can find no steady work as an emcee and comedian.“We haven’t got one decent black club in the whole Bay Area,” Payton said prior to the event. The presence Sunday of four of his former employers – Esther Mabry of Esther’s Orbit Room, Ruthie Labee of Ruthie’s Inn, Ed Howard of Ed Howard’s Place and Irvin “Dusty” Williams of Jimmie’s Entertainment Complex – drove his point home. None remain in the club business, with the exception of Mabry, who still runs her restaurant and bar on Seventh Street in West Oakland. She presented major R&B attractions such as Lowell Fulson, Charles Brown and Al Green in the 1960s and early ’70s, before her former property became a post office parking lot, but her present location is too small for live entertainment.

Also among those assembled were vocalists Lenny Williams, Terrible Tom, Camille LaVah and the Hartfield Brothers, guitarist Marvin Holmes and comedian Finney Mo – remnants of a Bay Area African American club scene that thrived before disco began putting a damper on live R&B, and hip-hop finally buried what was left of it.

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Payton was the Godfather of Bay Area R&B, the glue that held the scene together, particularly during the 29 years (1968-97) that he produced an annual event called the Top Star Awards at Bimbo’s 365 Club, the Claremont Hotel and other venues. It served as a counterbalance to the better-known Bay Area Music Awards, or Bammies, which in its formative years largely ignored R&B.

Williams, who won his first Top Star Award in the early ’70s as a member of Tower of Power and later was named entertainer of the year, was Sunday’s featured attraction. Even before he hit the stage, women in the audience were singing, “oh, oh, oh, oh,” the highly sensual signature line from his 1978 hit ” ‘Cause I Love You.” He reprised the part during a performance of “Somebody Else,” a tune from his latest CD that he sang over an oddly syncopated track. He followed it with a soaring rendition of Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me,” backed by the Brummels, a 10-member R&B band that’s been around for 35 years. Bassist James Nelson, the Brummels’ leader, doubled as the evening’s DJ, spinning a variety of soul oldies and even one Louisiana zydeco tune, to which those dancers who knew how were two-stepping.

Four winners of 1968 Top Star Awards were in attendance: Holmes, the Hartfield Brothers, Finney Mo and Payton himself. Named Top Dancer, Payton was careful to point out that he did not pick the winners himself, but that they were tabulated from ballots mailed to entertainers, club owners, promoters, booking agents and artist managers.

Like Payton, Finney Mo is a dancer, comedian, emcee and sometime singer – an all-around old-school entertainer. “You couldn’t just be in one bag,” said Finney, 75, who got his first California gig with Payton’s help in 1955. “You had to be versatile or the agents wouldn’t hire you.”

Payton made his Bay Area debut in 1954 as member of the Rovers, a vocal group that recorded for Music City Records in Berkeley. Soon, he was appearing as a dancer at the It Club, a striptease joint in El Cerrito. By the late ’50s, he was serving as the emcee at Facks 2 on Bush Street in San Francisco, where he appeared on bills with such mainstream acts as Billy Eckstine, Dorothy Dandridge, Della Reese, Johnny Mathis and the Hi-Los. During the ’60s, he was a fixture at such African American clubs in Oakland as Esther’s, the Showcase and the Sportsman, sharing stages with the likes of Redd Foxx, B.B. King, Lou Rawls and the Whispers. In the mid-’70s, he hosted a weekly television show on KEMO, Channel 20, called “Soul Is” and for six months replaced his childhood idol, dancer Harold Nicholas of the Nicholas Brothers, in Jon Hendricks’ “Evolution of the Blues” at the On Broadway Theater in San Francisco. For 16 years, until it closed in April 2006, Payton was the house emcee at Jimmie’s in Oakland.

“There’s more to being an emcee than introducing the artists,” he said. “Anybody can introduce an artist. If you’re an emcee, you handle the show. If something happens, you can fill in. Say, if a drummer breaks his drums, the show stops. But an emcee can go out there and hold the attention of people till he gets his drums fixed, and then you can turn it right back over to the band. You don’t lose that flow.”

Some in attendance Sunday doubted his seriousness about retiring. Indeed, as he watched couples dancing to the Brummels’ oldies, Payton was overheard remarking that there is still an audience for that type of music – if only he could find a club in which to do it.

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Meet Snitty Cynthia Karpa McCarthy

The Jealous Historical Society | Rosamond Press

Here she is, the devil who played evil mind games with me – and dead members of my family!. She wrote a book on the City of Belmont – and did not tell me for three days. We were having a squabble over how the facebook for the Belmont Historical Society is set up. My first posts identified me as a close relative of Carl Janke. Did Snitty Miss Cynthia – jump for joy and say;

“Oh by God! I thought you were all dead. I wrote a book on your family. Have you read my book? Do you have more family photos – and history?

One of the first posts I posted was on Cipriani found La California in Italy. did she jump for joy at this news. Did she tell me this was fantastic research. This is a ex-librarian. Don’t they take a oath to respect writers of books, and the history of people – written by relatives. What gets me, she did not approve the Tiffany window in the Janke-Stuttmeister crypt with the name of Augustus Janke on it. Why would she withhold this beautiful historic image from the people of Belmont. I suspect she is a parasite and a thief who stayed up all night pouring through the blog – that she said she did not know existed1 Outrageous. I spoke about the deaths in the family and the books and movie scripts about my famous sister. Is she gong for another Rosemond Book? You think she would have said

“Your sister is Rosamond? Oh my God, I had some of her work. And her grandfather is Carl Janke? Oh my God. Lets co-author a book together!”

But, what got me, is, she took down this photo of the Janke-Stuttmeister crypt after I told her this is where my grandfather moved OUR DEAD after they were dug up from their not final resting place, the Oddfellow cemetery.

As fate would have it, I posted my video of Chuck Kesey on his brothers mural, on Davina Hurt page. Snitty Catherine falsely claimed in her history book, the Grateful Dead lived, or, practiced their music in Ralston Hall. I have been on the bus with Kesey. I believe I posted on Nancy Hamren who worked at the Kesey Creamery and made a famous a yogurt. I will be letting The Dead Family – found all over the world – know that I came upon a trap-door spider that FEEDS OFF THE DEAD. My grandparents knew Joaquin Miller, who was promoted by Ida Culbreth, the head of the Oakland Library. This is a CONSPIRACY! Snitty said she is the only one to blame. How many read my posts, and knew I was handing them a gold mine? Did they should a warning. Did thy say;

“You need to talk to Cynthia Karpa McCarthy! You two have alot in common!”

No we don’t.

Here is the Satan-Cherry atop the who stinking History Theft. I posted on the Tanforan Cottages and my theory Cipriani bought one of Janke’s homes he brought around the Cape in 1849. I said this;

“Someone needs to look at these houses to see if they are screwed together.”

I belive I posted on the dumb claim Ciriani tore down a house in Italy and had it shipped to Belmont. Miss Snitty stole that idea from aother alleged historian, Dd Snitty say;

“Wow! Fantastic theory! Can you come here! Well ut you up in a fine hotel. We can get the city to lend us some construction workers!”

We will review the content for its interest to our followers.”

How many others shared with THE REVIEWERS and got the same treatment – and walked away? I told Cynthia to let me post away, and if THE REVIWERS don’t like it, tell me, and I will take it down. How many visitors to this group – that give a rat’s ass. I will lodge a complaint with facebook.

Tanforan Cottages | Rosamond Press

John Presco

Greg Presco Hi Greg , I have been enjoyed some of your posts and photos that are directly related to the Belmont area and you have provided some new photos and information that will be put in a file, but please try not to post anything that is off topic or is not Belmont Area related. Thank you ,Denny Lawhern Belmont Historian

“My name is Cynthia McCarthy and you can blame me and me alone, not the Belmont Historical Society. You can email me at carthy@gmail.com.

Midway between San Francisco and San José, Belmont is where an Italian count reconstructed his villa transported from Italy,

(2) Davina Hurt | Facebook

“The Belmont Historical Society Facebook page features posts and information pertaining to Belmont, San Mateo County, California and its history. Everyone is encouraged to send us messages. We will review the content for its interest to our followers.”

Here is Cynthia guarding her small town from an outsider whose family made most of Belmont’s history. It boggles the mind! Surely progressive investors are grateful for the warning. I live in Sprigfield Oregon that has been called Springtucky. How about Belabama?

“We are related to historic people somewhere.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

There’s no competition, for Pete’s sake.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

Maybe your friend the editor can explain copyright to you.

William Stuttmeister moved his Janke kin to Colma after the outrage of their graves being opened and evicted. I am going to bring a lawsuit against Belmont if my posts are not restored. This is very traumatic! An outrage made fresh by a jealous ingrate who complained about volunteering. I’ll run your page – all by myself!

I am third generation Oakland where Kamala was born. This morning I spent four hours posting my family history of Carl Janke, a Belmont Pioneer, and all my posts were taken down. There was confusion why my posts were not shown last night. I hope no one is playing boyscout with this very important history. I worked with the Upstairs Art Association, and Oakland Redevelopment, something I read you are interested in. Too many townfolk want to create what they read in the Sally, Dick, and Jane books thinking this is the kind of history they deserve. One of my grandfather’s is associated with Sleepy Hollow and is in Hawthorne’s ‘The Scarlet Letter’. https://rosamondpress.com/…/janke-and-turner-vigilantes/

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Jackie Jensen And William Stuttmeister | Rosamond Press

Christine Rosamond – Wikipedia

Rosamond Publishing – About the Artist

Midway between San Francisco and San José, Belmont is where an Italian count reconstructed his villa transported from Italy, where a silver king created “the White House of the West,” and where the Warlocks, a fledgling 1960s rock band, honed the sound they would make famous under another name, the Grateful Dead. Spanish explorers called Belmont’s vales “la Cañada del Diablo,” or “the Devil’s Canyon,” either after the locally famous winds or because the native Ohlone believed the canyon to be inhabited by spirits. Belmont’s historic advantage of being on the bay side of the shortest route to the Pacific coast meant easier access to another type of spirits during Prohibition, fueling a minor red-light district across the tracks on Old County Road. A century or more ago, Belmont’s wooded hills attracted sanitariums and prep schools. Today, its woods and trails draw residents from more developed neighboring towns.

Cynthia Karpa McCarthy, a former newspaper reporter and editor, is a librarian in San Mateo County. A California native, she enjoys reading and researching California history, particularly about Leonetto Cipriani, a Corsican who briefly lived in Belmont, California.

played in–possibly both of them.

Fireside Lounge, 2322 El Camino Real, San Mateo (August 1965)

The Fireside Lounge was run more on the Las Vegas model, if without the gambling. There was dinner and drinks to go with the dancing, sometimes a floor show, or topless dancers late at night. The object for a band was to keep people dancing so that they would buy drinks. I have written about the Fireside Lounge elsewhere, albeit with respect to another band.

According to McNally and Jackson in The Illustrated Trip, The Warlocks played one or a few gigs at The Fireside Lounge in August of 1965. It was probably a sort of “audition” gig, but the band didn’t return there, to my knowledge.

The In Room, El Camino Real, Belmont (mid-September to late October 1965)

The In Room was a popular nightclub in Belmont, although I have not yet been able to identify the exact location (on the map, I located it El Camino Real and Ralston Avenue, a principal intersection the business strip, and The In Room was certainly near there). McNally describes it as

a heavy hitting divorcee’s pick-up joint, the sort of swinging bar where real-estate salesmen chased stewardesses and single women got plenty of free drinks. Dark, with red and black as the color scheme, it was the kind of place that sold almost nothing but hard liquor (p.88)

The Warlocks were booked at the In Room for six weeks, from mid-September until late October of 1965. They played five 50-minute sets a night, five nights a week. 150 sets later, The Warlocks were a real band. The first week they had backed The Coasters for a set each night, but for the balance of the run they covered the gig themselves. They would start out playing almost straight-up, but as they got higher and the night got looser, their playing got more “barbaric.” Oddly enough, they started to build their own audience of nascent freaks, who would show up for the later sets, distinctly different than the hard-drinking pick up crowd. One night, for example, a band of Tacoma transplants called The Frantics ended up hanging out there, which is how Moby Grape guitarist Jerry Miller and Jerry Garcia first met.

The In Room was in Belmont, half way between Palo Alto and San Francisco. The Warlocks had played a little further up the El Camino (The Fireside and Big Al’s), but the In Room stood for a mid-point. The Warlocks were a real band making real money (if not a lot), but they were still doing their own thing and finding their own audience, so they were half way there.

An ad for the In-Room at The Chalet, a hotel at 635 Old County Road in Belmont. This ad was from the Friday, February 12, 1966 edition of the San Mateo Times

Update: Fellow scholar Dave Sorochty tracked down a contemporary ad for The In-Room, in the San Mateo Times (from February 12, 1966). The hotel was called The Chalet (see the picture above), and the lounge was called the In-Room. The actual address was 635 Old County Road. Note in the ad that the host is Rich Romanello; about a year later, Romanello was running a nearby club called Winchester Cathedral, and he promoted the initial incarnation of the groundbreaking Sly And The Family Stone. 

[There is some general talk that The Warlocks played some High School dances in the South Bay in Fall 1965. It is possible, but its important to remember that in the 60s and 70s everybody in the South Bay had a Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia story, and most of them were wishful thinking. Every High School had a story about how the Dead played there back in the day, or Jerry Garcia went there, and they can’t all of been true. Supposedly the Warlocks played Palo Alto High School on September 19, 1965, but it has been impossible to confirm this]

Pierre’s, Broadway at Columbus, San Francisco (early November 1965)

At some point, The Warlocks made Phil Lesh’s former roommate, Hank Harrison, into their manager. Harrison did very little for the group in his brief tenure. One gig he did get them was playing at a topless joint on North Beach called Pierre’s. Pierre’s, on the corner of Broadway in Columbus, the same corner as City Lights Bookstore, had been a popular Latin Jazz nightspot in the early 1960s. As topless joints took over Broadway, Pierre’s went topless as well, but the club was fading.

Cynthia Karpa McCarthy played an evil game with me and my dead. She kept removing posts, but, never told me she wrote a book on Belmont with photos of members of my family. She, and another kept threatening to take down my posts, knowing how valuable they are – especially my family photographs. This constitute Conspiracy. All evidence I exist, or posted on a site guided by the City of Belmont, is being erased. My posts on the City Managers office, are being taken down. Thank God I posted my information here – in duplicate! I also made copies of our exchange. I told Cynthia I posted here. I believe there is a Coverup! My full name is John Gregory Presco. When I reportedon the anarchist of Eugene Oregon they went after me. They filed a false abuse report. I got deaht threats. THIS is worse -by far! This FEIND has no love, or RESPECT, for my ancestors. She feeds off them. They pay her rent and buy her a new car. https://rosamondpress.com/…/meet-snitty-cynthia-karpa…/

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  • Greg PrescoPeople who do not want to wake up have to be moved to the side of the road. https://rosamondpress.com/…/04/kamala-daughter-of-oakland/Kamala ‘Daughter of Oakland’ROSAMONDPRESS.COMKamala ‘Daughter of Oakland’Kamala ‘Daughter of Oakland’
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  • Greg PrescoI set out to get funding for the first time. The Awake Ones have got to invent a real way to fund. I have been preparing the way for Kamala for two years. https://rosamondpress.com/2020/08/29/the-marin-shipmates/The Marin ShipmatesROSAMONDPRESS.COMThe Marin ShipmatesThe Marin Shipmates
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  • Greg PrescoKamala is linked to the Black Panthers. This is real history. Are we going to allow her to be CLEANSED and made presentable? To whom? https://rosamondpress.com/2020/11/28/marin-city-sea-cadets/Marin City Sea CadetsROSAMONDPRESS.COMMarin City Sea CadetsMarin City Sea Cadets
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  • Greg PrescoMy friend, Ed Howard is trying to save the history of this park and have it play a big part of our future. We have to get off the insipid merry-go-round they have made for us. If we stay on it, then it is on us! https://rosamondpress.com/2021/01/01/ken… See MoreKennedy Brothers at Defremery ParkROSAMONDPRESS.COMKennedy Brothers at Defremery ParkKennedy Brothers at Defremery Park
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  • Greg PrescoThe A fell of JANKE in the big earthquake. https://rosamondpress.com/…/altanorte-deutshe-california/
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  • Greg PrescoWilliam Stuttmeister moved his Janke kin to Colma after the outrage of their graves being opened and evicted. I am going to bring a lawsuit against Belmont if my posts are not restored. This is very traumatic! An outrage made fresh by a jealous ingrate… See More
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  • Greg PrescoThis is the Tiffany window inside the family crypt with the name Ausutus Stuttmeister on it. I presented this as a gift to all the people of Belmont this morning and a selfish jealous monster shat all over it. Most cities would kill for this history t… See More
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  • Greg PrescoDear Davina; I have done all I can to avoid a fight with the Belmont Historical Society. Cynthia poo-pooed my family history, said it was not important because many people are kin to famous people. Then she tried to oppress me by claiming I am violati… See MoreThe Jealous Historical SocietyROSAMONDPRESS.COMThe Jealous Historical SocietyThe Jealous Historical Society
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  • Greg PrescoI posted about a descendant of Carl Janke rescuing the ‘Golden Boy’. Jacki Jensen suffered from drug and alcohol abuse, that is revelent, because hence – many athletes ad famous have suffered -and their families! History coming from descendants does no… See MoreJackie Jensen And William StuttmeisterROSAMONDPRESS.COMJackie Jensen And William StuttmeisterJackie Jensen And William Stuttmeister
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  • Greg PrescoDavina; I became aware of the Belmont Historical Society when I saw a house on Zillow for sale in Belmont. I called the realtor and asked about the history of it. I have been looking for backers for my art gallery and newspaper – and a real home for my… See More
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  • Greg PrescoI came up with new name for Belmont…Belabama! Beautiful Alabama!
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  • Greg PrescoBelmont appears to be seen as a conservative stronghold? If true – why! The area to Santa Cruz and Big Sur has been a Mecca for Bohemian types who created a ten billion dollar a year alternative economic reality – that everyone can use due to the coronavirus. Established restaurants are closing for good. How come a group of conservatives did not save the Cliff House? You need someone like me who is not afraid to ask the hard questions. Perhaps the solutions are real easy? http://hilltromper.com/…/la-honda-creek-open-space…
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The Jealous Historical Society

Dear Mr. Mayor;

Someone on the Belmont Historical Society suggested I have violated their copyright, by posting an image of William Janke, who may be in a family photograph this is posted on their facebook page. About twelve of my posts have been removed, which alarms me, because I offer NEW family information – that could be used without my permission! Being related this famous family does not rate with this clic who are described as “we”. To be invited by an origination connected with the City of Belmont, to contribute your family history, then be treated like you are a outsider and parasite – is outrageous! This goes against the tradition of other Historical Societies – who encourage descendant of famous people to contribute – because there is no telling what they have, or, if they are going to put that Society in their will. I demand a full investigation. I would like to see your bi-laws.

Someone on the Belmont Historical Society suggested I have violated their copyright, by posting an image of William Janke, who may be in a family photograph this is posted on their facebook page. About twelve of my posts have been removed, which alarms me, because I offer NEW family information – that could be used without my permission! Being related this famous does not rate with this clic who are described as “we”. To be invited by an origination connected with the City of Belmont, to contribute your family history, then be treated like you are a outsider and parasite – is outrageous! This goes against the tradition of other Historical societies – who encourage descendant of famous people to contribute – because there is not telling what they have, or if they are going to put that Society in their will. I demand a full investigation. I would like to see your bi-laws.

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

braskewitz@yahoo.com

“The Belmont Historical Society Facebook page features posts and information pertaining to Belmont, San Mateo County, California and its history. Everyone is encouraged to send us messages. We will review the content for its interest to our followers.”

Here is Cynthia guarding her small town from an outsider whose family made most of Belmont’s history. It boggles the mind! Surely progressive investors are grateful for the warning. I live in Sprigfield Oregon that has been called Springtucky. How about Belabama?

“We are related to historic people somewhere.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

There’s no competition, for Pete’s sake.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

Maybe your friend the editor can explain copyright to you.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AM

Everyone is related to “historic people.”

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My name is Cynthia McCarthy and you can blame me and me alone, not the Belmont Historical Society. You can email me at cgkmccarthy@gmail.com.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 11:02 AM

You were advised that any further threats, accusation or name-calling would result in your being blocked from this page. I have not read your newspaper nore do I intend to. Your posts have been subject to the same review as anyone else’s. Again, this is Cynthia Karpa McCarthy, not the president or any other officer of BHS. Please blame me entirely.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AM

Cipriani describes himself as Florentine in his diaries even though he was from Corsica. He recounts meeting another Italian speaker in Nevada and tells him he’s “Florentine, thank God!” Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AM One of the photos and captions is from the book I wrote. I am not certain if you think much of this information is mew to us.

Where are my posts? I just read this on your page. I am compelled to write an article on my blog-newspaper – for the arts – about your harassment and oppression of my CONNECTION to MY family history – that irks you – because you think you own MY family information. WE are not related. To hint I am violating your copyright, is harassment. I want your name. Here is your chance to make clear to the People of Belmont, why you are censoring information THEY may find interesting and revelent. That you allow a post of a Hollywood actress, who just went to school in Belmont, goes against the criteria you apply to me that is TOO SPECIAL. I suspect you don’t like other things I wrote about on my newspaper and are electing yourself to be a police force.

I am compelled to write an article on my blog-newspaper – for the arts – about your harassment and oppression of my CONNECTION to MY family history – that irks you – because you think you own MY family information. WE are not related. To hint I am violating your copyright, is harassment. I want your name. Here is your chance to make clear to the People of Belmont, why you are censoring information THEY may find interesting and revelent. That you allow a post of a Hollywood actress, who just went to school in Belmont, goes against the criteria you apply to me that is TOO SPECIAL. I suspect you don’t like other things I wrote about on my newspaper and are electing yourself to be a police force.

We have an automatic reply set that says we will respond as soon as we can.

You sent February 25 at 9:21 AM

Thanks. Sorry

8:01 AM

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Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AM

Cipriani describes himself as Florentine in his diaries even though he was from Corsica. He recounts meeting another Italian speaker in Nevada and tells him he’s “Florentine, thank God!”Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:03 AMOne of the photos snd captions is from the book I wrote. I am not certain if you think much of this information is mew to us.

You sent Today at 8:44 AM

What are you suggesting? Who is us? The Janke family is MY family not your family. Millions of families brag on their family history no matter how mundane. This is all I am doing. I did not come to battle with volenteers who I thought would be glad to hear from descendants of the Founder of Belmont. I thought MY history was being rejected as it was twenty years ago by kin of your famous cop who controlled the city history. I never encountered the way you set up your facebook group and assumed the worst and appologised. I even removed post to show I am not at war with a group of volunteers who may be working on books and have written books. I know being related to historic people gives me an advantage. The Benton’s are kin to the Bonaparte family that Cipriani had extensive relationship with.

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 8:44 AM

Greeting! Thanks Greg for your message. We are not here right now, but we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. We are a small organization with a handful of volunteers. Thank you for your patience.

You sent Today at 8:53 AM

New to us? I don’t get this statement. I can get the opinion of a professional writer as to what he makes of this. You may be treating me as a outsider a author who thinks he is in competition with you

You sent Today at 9:00 AM

Here is my good friend, Mark Gall. For 25 years we have discussed out family history. He grew up in Hunter’s Point and will be in my book. Our mutual friend also went to Harvard and wrote a Eisenhower bio. He was an editor for Double Day. How long has each member of the Belmont Society been volunteering to gather my family history? Thank you for the good job you have done. https://pages.uoregon.edu/mgall/vita.htm

We are related to historic people somewhere.Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AMThere’s no competition, for Pete’s sake.Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AMMaybe your friend the editor can explain copyright to you.Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:39 AMEveryone is related to “historic people.”

You sent Today at 9:50 AM

Are you suggesting I am violating YOUR copyright, or, a group’s copyright? I just want to make sure. There is strong evidence that MY family has been collecting OUR history for hundreds of years. Here is the proof the Benton family is kin to the Bonaparte family who were close friends of Cipriani. My famous artist sister married the artist, Garth Benton, the cousin of the artist Thomas Hart Benton. My niece Drew Benton is an artist, and so am I. This constitutes a artistic dynasty – when you include my mother’s cousin, the actress Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Benton-1403Zebulon Howell Benton (1811-1893) | WikiTree FREE Family Treewikitree.com

Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA sent Today at 9:51 AM

Sir, our organization is interested solely in Belmont. Best of luck with your endeavors.

You sent Today at 10:00 AM

Are you suggesting that if Harry Truman was born in Belmont, you would exclude the fact he was President? The Bonapartes were world famous and were preparing to invade California and had extensive dealings with Cipriani who they may have been trying to employ in their designs on U.S. Territory. Did Cipriani live in Belmont? You brought his name up in our chit-chat. It appears you are preparing to get me banned from your facebook. You appear to be setting me up. Are you saying I can not post on the Palace Hotel that Ralston built – outside Belmont city LIMITS? You are trying to LIMIT me. I wonder if other city history originations do this.

You sent Today at 10:04 AM

I would like to see a copy of your bi-laws, that should suggest YOU encourage people to contribute THEIR history. It looks like you are DISCOURAGING me.

As of 10:20 P.M. on 2/25/21 these posts are up.

I subscribe to the ideas of Richard Florida who says creative people and investors want to be a part of a progressive, tolerant, and open Bohemian lifestyle. They do not want to move to a place that is closed and claimed by the locals who don’t trust outsiders. https://www.theguardian.com/…/gentrification-richard…

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  • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAGreg Presco Hi Greg , I have been enjoyed some of your posts and photos that are directly related to the Belmont area and you have provided some new photos and information that will be put in a file, but please try not to post anything that is off topic or is not Belmont Area related. Thank you ,Denny Lawhern Belmont Historian
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  • Greg PrescoFor several days I have been looking for a backer to buy this house in Belmont in order to open a gallery and have a home for my newspaper blog, Royal Rosamond Press. Here is Lawrence Chazen who was a partner of Christine in her first gallery. He was my father’s private lender in his real estate loan business. He is a advisor for the Getty family and a partner in PlumbJack along with the Newsom and Pelosi family. William Ralston is titled ‘The Man Who Built San Francisco’. The Getty family picked up the gauntlet – and run San Francisco and the State of California. They are interested in banks. They like to invest in historic places that honor the arts and artists. https://rosamondpress.com/…/07/19/what-is-lawrence-chazen/

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  • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAWe are a group of volunteers who promote Belmont history and maintain the Belmont Historical Society’s collection in the History Room in Twin Pines Park.
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  • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAThe mayor of Belmont is Charles Stone. You may reach him through this website: https://www.belmont.gov/…/council…/city-councilCity Council | City of BelmontBELMONT.GOVCity Council | City of BelmontCity Council | City of Belmont
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    • Greg PrescoWhy don’t you say there is a delay in posts appearing? I tried to give you this information twenty years ago and someone got threatened and – did nothing! Someone was claiming they were kin to Janke. Is there some kind of unclaimed property? My grandf… See MoreAm I In Contact With Aliens?ROSAMONDPRESS.COMAm I In Contact With Aliens?Am I In Contact With Aliens?
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    • Greg PrescoPeople get jealous. I am in a battle with outsiders who have written books and movie scripts about my family. Here is my grandmother Mary Magdalene Rosamond sitting next to Norbert. Her daughter, Rosemary, married Victor William Presco the only child … See More
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAOrganization Facebook pages have administrators who post to their pages, which is standard practice. Our automatic reply says that we respond as soon as we can. Your Notifications have been posted within twenty-four hours of receipt, not bad for an org… See More
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CASir, your Notifications have been posted.
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CAIn answer to your initial question, my name is Cynthia McCarthy.
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    • Greg PrescoMuch of our history – has no home – because historians and famous families run into roadblocks all the time, and give up. I am working with a black man to get a grant for recording the black history of Oakland. What an ordeal. People ASSUME famous fam… See More
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA They did not show up all last evening. Thank you very much.
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont Historical Society, Belmont, CA I thought they were being deleted. I could see them, then they were gone.
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    • Belmont Historical Society, Belmont, CANo, sir. Facebook page administrators post notifications. Otherwise you would have spam posted on your page for your followers every day. It might take me a few days before posts I share from this page to the You Know You’re from Belmont page to show up, but I understand that the administrator will get to it when she can.
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    • Greg PrescoCan you post a message saying this?
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    • Greg PrescoThe Stackpole history is an orphan. My good friends was very close with them. Ralph camped at Lake Temescal in Oakland with famous artists and writers. https://rosamondpress.com/…/04/am-i-stackpoles-historian/Am I Stackpole’s Historian?ROSAMONDPRESS.COMAm I Stackpole’s Historian?Am I Stackpole’s Historian?
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    • Greg PrescoI feel so relieved!!!!! The tension historians feel is epic. These people become your children. You want them to do well – long after they are dead! I look at the painting of Freida, and she is alive! Thank you!
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    • Greg PrescoI took my newfound daughter to visit the Janke-Stuttmeister crypt that was damaged in the earthquake The A in JANKE had fallen off. I wondered if I would be believed because of this. That was twenty years ago. I welcome all challenges to my information… See More
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    • Greg PrescoThis crypt was lost – now found! When I saw it – I gasped. Minnie comes from Wilhelmina.
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    • Greg PrescoMy newborn grandson, Tyler Hunt. I did not know I had a daughter.
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    • Greg PrescoWilliam O. Stuttmeister moved his kin to Colma after the Oddfellow graveyard was dug up. This is a Tiffany window. This is his gift to the City of Belmont and all its citizens. You are all welcome to visit this shine of respecting our family history, a… See More
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    • Greg PrescoHere is the Stuttmeister monument in Berlin. This very wealthy family gave it all up to come to dwell in our Democracy…that they believed in! They wanted to know how it felt. They wanted to contribute to freedom.
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    • Greg Prescohttps://rosamondpress.com/…/knight-stuttmeister…/Knight Stuttmeister (Stallmeister)ROSAMONDPRESS.COMKnight Stuttmeister (Stallmeister)Knight Stuttmeister (Stallmeister)
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    • Cynthia Karpa McCarthyIf you would like your notifications to show up as posts on the page, post them as comments to your previous posts. Thank you.
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    • Greg PrescoThanks! I could not seed my first post. There is more that I will post tomorrow.
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    • Greg Prescohttp://www.historicunioncemetery.com/Person.php…Historic Union CemeteryHISTORICUNIONCEMETERY.COMHistoric Union CemeteryHistoric Union Cemetery
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont is sitting on a gold mine of history. I suspect these cottages belonged to Carl Janke who brought six portable houses to Belmont in 1849. Count Cipriani screwed his house together, that Ralston added on to. Carl tried looking for gold, and may … See MoreTanforan CottagesROSAMONDPRESS.COMTanforan CottagesTanforan Cottages
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont is The Hub of History. https://rosamondpress.com/…/10/royal-wedding-at-belmont/Royal Wedding at BelmontROSAMONDPRESS.COMRoyal Wedding at BelmontRoyal Wedding at Belmont
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    • Greg PrescoBelmont has the real Gone With The Wind. https://rosamondpress.com/…/statue-of-john…/Statue of John Breckenridge CastlemanROSAMONDPRESS.COMStatue of John Breckenridge CastlemanStatue of John Breckenridge Castleman
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Jackie Jensen And William Stuttmeister

Jackie Jenson and William Stuttmeister attended the University of California at Berkeley. My grandmother, Melba Broderick raised the Jensen brothers after their mother had a “nervous breakdown” These were the words used – and no more information was offered about this shameful thing. My father, Victor Presco, told me he and Jackie attended Oakland High School at the same time. Vic was proud of this fact, but, also jealous. The Golden Boy was the most famous person in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was an Oakland Boy who chose to play for the Oakland Oaks over the Yankees. Above is Jackie with teammate, Billy Martin, who would coach the Oakland A’s. Billy’s name was heard by people who love baseball – all over the world!

I am waiting on confirmation from a researcher at the Sacramento Library, that my great, great grandfather, Carl Janke, brought six portable houses around the Cape on a clipper ship in 1849, and erected them in Belmont California. This would make the Janke Family California Pioneers. That they operated three businesses in Belmont, a soda works, a theme park, and a stagecoach line, moves them to the top of Bay Are entrepreneur, next to William Ralston ‘The Man Who Built San Francisco’ who lived in Belmont. Alice Stuttmeister married William Broderick, a officer in the California Barrel Company located five miles from Belmont is Dogpatch. William Stuttmeister developed about forty homes in Oakland, and named some of the streets. When I was born we lived on Berlin Way.

Presco Family History | Rosamond Press

Jackie Jensen and Christine Rosamond Presco-Benton abused drugs and alcohol. As an alcoholic with thirty-four years of sobriety I can say Jackie was an alcoholic – who would have benefitted by going to Narcotics Anonymous – if it existed. I suspect both his parents had a “drinking problem”. and Bobby and Jackie were abandoned by their dysfunctional parents. When someone becomes a star, and is in the public limelight, we know that their core being, and weaknesses, get amplified. Fear of flying is just a symptom – and a smokescreen! I would like to see some professionals take a modern look at the Jensen family. Melba was a good friend of Bobby Jensen. Her mother was Alice Stuttmeister. She lived on 13th. Avenue in Oakland in a beautiful Victorian where six members of te Presco family lived.

I wrote a letter to the Probate Court and pleaded with them not to sell ‘The Family Recovery’ to outsiders because we will need this device that saved my life – to save the lives of our children and grandchildren – because alcoholism is passed on in our DNA. My sixteen year old daughter I did not know I had, was about to walk into my life. After the death of Vicki Presco over a year ago, Christine’s daughter came to own evidence, she and my brother, Mark Presco, conspired with Stacey Pierrot to go around legal guidelines. This tells me they did not like Christine and my sobriety, because we were revealing unsavory family matters. That they approved of Tom Snyder doing OUR FAMILY tell-all -they both reading the rough draft of ‘When You Close Your Eyes’ – is proof they wanted to cut me out of realizing profits from the movie they had in the works. Profits from this movie – would not got to the two Heirs. Vicki and Mark Presco knew nothing about the Stuttmeister-Janke family history, or, the literary history of my grandfather, Royal Rosamond. They did not know the Jensen family history.

John Presco

Copyright 2021

“Jack Eugene Jensen was born on March 9, 1927, in San Francisco to Wilfred and Alice (Delany) Jensen. Wilfred owned a meat-cutting business and worked briefly as a patrolman, but he and Alice divorced when Jackie was 5 years old. Alice, an Arkansas native, worked at various jobs in San Francisco to support Jackie and his two older brothers. Alice and the boys moved several times during Jackie’s childhood, mainly in Oakland. Wilfred was the second of Alice’s four husbands.”

After his junior year at Cal, in the spring of 1949, Jensen disappointed many Cal loyalists by forgoing his senior year, instead signing a contract to play for the Oakland Oaks baseball club of the Pacific Coast League. Jensen had been scouted by several major-league teams, including the New York Yankees, who reportedly offered him a $75,000 bonus. The Oaks matched the bid, and Jack decided that the Oaks offered a higher level of competition than the lower minor-league berth the Yankees had suggested he would get. Jensen hit .261 in his first professional season, after which he was sold (along with Billy Martin and others) to the Yankees.”

The Royal Crockett Gallery | Rosamond Press

Laurel District | Rosamond Press

William Oltman Stuttmeister went to the University of California and practiced dentistry in San Francisco. He bought two vacation properties in San Geronimo where he retired and died. The Maillard, Count Cipriani, Napoleon, and Prince Victor Napoleon connection is interesting. Is this the continuation of the Belmont Colony? Was this land purchased with a recovered treasure? Many have searched for the lost treasure of Sir Francis Drake near this valley overlooked by the ‘Sleeping Maiden’ mountain.

Below is a video showing Cipriani’s home inside Ralston’s additions. It was a portable house. An expert needs to compare this with the Tanforan cottages. Samples of the wood and screws need to taken and compared to the houses Janke brought around the Cape. William married Augusta Janke.

Jon Presco

Yesterday I found a image of an appartment building William built on McCallister street in 1910 four years after the earthquake.  My great, great, grandfather helped rebuild San Francisco. This morning I found an old photo of the Dental College he attended in San Francisco that became a part of the University of California. That these apartments are named ‘Laurel’ goes with my theory that William built around forty homes in the Laurel District – that could have been named by him. William, who helped build Oakland, is a pioneer in the field of Dentistry, and is labeled such by Redwood City. The Stuttmeisters lived in Fruit Vale, and their kin, the Jankes, founded the City of Belmont. They are listed as Pioneers of San Francisco.

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Hi Jon,

You are a good researcher!  You remarked that someone lived in Pankow?  That is new to me.  This German family left Mecklenburg in 1732.  They became citizens of Berlin.  They started out selling pelts, and that grew into furs with a large warehouse in Berlin.  One Stuttmeister, who was a builder/architect had his office at the Kaiser’s court.  They grew quite wealthy.  Kim went to the Records department and received a list of all the residences that the Stuttmeister had in Berlin, and she took pictures of all the churches, where they were baptized and the properties they had owned. .  Freddie has always said that the Stuttmeister was not their true name, but the records in Germany indicate that Stuttmeister was their legal name.

Daryl Bulkley

Months after my sister’s death I went to the Sacramento Library and looked at microfish about a legal battle between the heirs of Carl Janke’s estate in Belmont that appeared in the San Francisco Call. I lost the copy I made of that article that I am certain mentioned William O. Stuttmeister, and the sisters of Augusta Stuttmeister-Janke. Carl’s sons did not want Minni and Cornillia, to have anything, and one brother (or cousin) took their side, and was cut out. This has to be William, or W. JANKE. “The bride was attended by Miss Alice Stuttmeister, a sister of the groom, and Miss Minnie Janke, a sister of the bride, as bridesmaids, and Dr. Muldownado and Wm. Janke, a cousin of the bride, were groomsmen.” When Victor Presco turned twenty-one, the the Janke spinsters offered him a moving company in San Francesco. Apparently they saw him as the heir to the Stuttmiester legacy, and the Hope of a return to former glory because they had no children. How about their brother, William? Rosemary said this; “Your father was a made man.”

http://art.famsf.org/wa-janke-founded-belmont-picnic-grounds-and-first-turn-verein-bush-street-39933

Stuttmeister – Pioneer of Marin County | Rosamond Press

“W.A. Janke, founded the Belmont Picnic Grounds, and the first Turn Verein on Bush Street.”

Yesterday I received information from Shirley Schwoerer of the Redwood City Library, that said my ancestor, Carl August Janke, was instrumental in establishing a Turnverien in Belmont, and the Bay Area. Was it the first?

“He erected the old amusement hall of the Turnverein, and managed this for several years.”

Janke may be the first real estate developer in the San Francisco bay area.

“In 1849 the family came around the Horn on an old Clipper ship, and Mr. Janke brought with him on the trip the material for six portable houses. He set up these houses, and at once engaged in a successful business, as a building contractor.”

Yesterday I talked to Dick Moyer, a curator of the Crockett Museum. I had talked with his late father back in the 70s about my grandfather, Hugo Presco. He said he was a great man, known as a gambler. I asked Dick about the gambling in Crockett, but he knew very little. There were some raids during Prohibition, but Moyer had not read the article that I found in 1994 that said there were about sixty bordello and gambling houses in Crockett. My father had said the same thing. Rosemary said there were about five thousand people at Hugo’s funeral, including the Mayor of San Francisco. Was the funeral held in Crockett? According to my mother, Vic took the money collected for burial, and went and got drunk. Where Hugo is buried, is unknown.

Vic took us to see his father but one time. Hugo was living on a houseboat in Scowtown located in the shadow of the Carquinis Bridge. We had to walk along a maze of floating dock. A malato answered the door, then went and got The Gambler. In reading about gambling in Portland’s Scowtown, Hugo’s houseboat could have been the sight of a infamous poker game that was impossible to raid. You could see, and feel the cops coming as they rocked the dock.

Mr. Moyer told me he had a drawing of Scowtown on the wall in his office done by a Portuguese resident. I asked him if he would get it scanned and put on the museum webpage. I told him I was writing about my famous artistic sister. Dick didn’t get it. Royal Rosamond’s novel ‘Bound In the Clay’ was compared to ‘Tobacco Road’. consider John Steinbeck’s novel ‘Canary Row’.

Victor William Presco wanted to be a bigger man then his father. Above we see the captain with on e of his Chriscraft boats he had docked in Martinez, located about five miles from Crockett. In 1969 I took my father and his best friend and business partner, Ernie quinones, down to the estuary and showed them any empty plot of land. I told Vic he should get together some investors and build a commercial community here. Jack London Village was built several years later, and is now about to be torn down. How time flies. Mr. Moyer is kin to Jim Strehlow who owned Neptune Beach in Alameda. Bobby Jensen, the brother of the Yankee ball player, Jackie Jensen, did watercolors of the boats in Jack London Square, and was my teacher at McCheznie High.

I was living on my sailboat about a mile from the square when I had my brain-storm. In 1962 I did a watercolor of Oakland’s produce market where Vic operated Acer Produce in an old Victorian Warehouse located on 4th. Street and Webster. This painting was chosen to tour the world in a Red Cross show.

Stuttmeister ‘The Wonder Man’ | Rosamond Press

   Robert Jensen Born:  1922 – San Francisco, California
Died:   1984 – Vallejo, CaliforniaKnown for:  Marine-seaport views, townscape
TributariesArt images copyright© of artist or assigneeThe following biography, submitted April 2004, is from Terry Jack Jensen, son of the artist.

My father was born on December 15, 1922 in San Francisco, California. His parents were Wilfred Jensen and Alice I. Jensen. My father had two brothers; Jack E. Jensen and an older brother Wilfred (Bill) Jensen. Jack became a gifted athlete, All American College football and baseball player. Jackie played for the Yankees and Red Sox (MVP 1958). Bill was a business man. The family moved to Oakland when my father was in elementary school.

The Depression came along, and the family business (butcher shop) went out of business. Wilfred senior left the family and did not return until after WWII. Hard times hit the family hunger and malnutriti  …  Displaying 750 of 3667 characters.


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Watercolorist – Robert Jensen

Posted on July 13, 2015 by Royal Rosamond Press

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This morning I awoke with the realization that Jackie Jensen and Ken Kesey led paralell lives in regards to their Sports history. They were both Golden Boys. Jensen excelled in sports at the University of California, and Kesey at the University of Oregon. Both men met their wives at college. Jackie met Zoe Olson who swam in the Olympics. Ken would have wrestled in the Olympics if not for an injury. These two athletes look alike. We just had Olympic Trials in Eugene. Jackie played for the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. Why wasn’t Ken’s sports history promoted? People came from all over the world, many knowing Eugene is the home of the Pranksters, but, did Zane Kesey show up at the stadium in Further? Did visitors stick around to go to the Country Faire?

At the dedication of the Kesey Mural I talked to Chuck Kesey about the trophy sitting atop the bookcase. He ran down some of his brother’s athletic achievements. He had won many trophies. What became of Jackie’s trophies? I captured Springfield Mayor, Christine Lundberg, on  video standing under Giant Ken. I told her about the oppression and censorship at the Emerald Art Association that I and other artists experienced. She assured me this had all changed, and Springfield was moving in a more inclusive direction.

What’s going on here? One has to wonder if the Nobody People are jealous of this history, and want to drag it down and pin it to the mat. The Kesey family demonstrated against the UofO abandoning its wrestling program, while Knight promoted Track Town.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2008-02-22-666077407_x.htm

Jackie’s brother Bobby, was a well know artist. The EEA was founded by the wives of men who owned logging companies up river, the same men Mim’s refers to who made it a point to not hire blacks. The Mim’s house is located arround the corner from the Cogswell House. Geroge Miller married a Cogswell. His brother, Joaquin Miller, used to accompany my father’s mother on the Frutivale Trolly when she and those famous poet went to San Francisco. This is a literary-newspaper history that needs to be amplified. My grandmother raised the Jensen brothers for a year. I was told their mother had a nervous breakdown, and went into a sanitarium. But, there was the hint she abandoned them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Kesey

https://rosamondpress.com/2016/05/30/honoring-george-miller/

Normal biographies about creative people include the creative people they came in contact with that had an influence on their creative history. If there are any historic people hovering about, they are included. The Jensen brothers and Zoe Olson did not make it into the two biographies of Christine Rosamond Benton, nor did Joaquin Miller and the artist, Thomas Hart Benton. Jackie and Zoe Jensen are two of the most famous people that came out of Oakland. Both went to Oakland High School where Robert (Bobby) Jensen taught art. Victor was a classmate of the Jensen brothers. They were role models for Mark and I. My brother played on Oakland High School’s only championship team. This fact was missed by the ghost writers, Tom Snyder, and Julie Lynch, who were hired by outsider and self-titled caretaker of my family legacy, Stacey Pierrot.

My friend Bill Arnold was in Jensen’s 9th. grade class, when my father’s mother walked in and began talking about me. Nancy Hamren was in this class, she later becoming well know for her yogurt at the Kesey family creamery. Bill heard my name and moved closer. Melba was telling the artist she raised during hard times, that I was a deeply troubled young man, and, if Bobby should ever have me in his class, could he take me under his wing, guide me in some manner. This famous watercolorist never approached me. He is not a shrink. If he had he would have discovered my watercolor of a sailboat had toured the world in a Red Cross show when I was twelve. I have found artists on the internet who prospered under the tutelage of Jensen who rendered boats in Jack London Square and the Oakland Estuary where I lived on my sailboat, and, on a houseboat like Victor Hugo Presco.

Yesterday I went to the Oregon Country Fair and found peace there, along with some forgiveness for my father due to the two chapters I wrote about him. Vic Presco was mentally ill, psychotic. What he did to his two sons – is against the law! He could have gone to jail. What people have done to me since Christine was killed by a rogue wave, borders on being criminal. Christine, Rena, and myself suffer from mental illness. The people around us tried to prosper from our disability and our creativity by making us out to be insane! My biography is forced to bring their extreme abuse and destructiveness out of the darkness. They will be exposed for the sake of art, and all creative people.

What Melba did was try to embroil Bobby in the never-ending turmoil her son brought into the lives of all around him. Not once did Melba declare her son was mentally ill. I was her son’s Scapegoat. Because I was sensitive, kind, and loving, and because life was very hard for me, my mental illness was employed by people around me as a smokescreen to hide their disturbed minds, and at the same time rip-off my creative genius. Below are articles on creative people and mental illness. Above is a photograph of my watercolor that Rosemary posed her children in front of. Christine was not drawing and painting in the closet. The true drama that whirled around us, was the struggle two very close friends were having with their insane fathers. I have only touched the surface of the creative relationship between Bill Arnold and I.

The Rosamond gallery in Carmel should have been springboard for the surviving family artists, and writers for generations to come. Instead it was sold to a un-gifted outsider who was backed by Vicki and Mark Presco who had no creative gifts. They were cashing in and slandering the creative members of our family. They put obstacles in our path, just like Victor had in his psychotic need to get all the attention.

I just called the Crockett Museum. I am considering donating much of the history I own. Victor Hugo Presco lived in Crockett on a houseboat. He never met the author, Royal Rosamond, who was estranged from his family when he died. Their children married and had four children. I would like to bring these two grandfathers together in this humble little museum – along with Christine – who was born nearby in Vallejo. Vic used to deliver produce here.

‘The Gambler and the Poet’

Mary Ann Tharaldsen and I almost moved to Crockett that I believed would be the next Sausalito. I am glad I was wrong. Perhaps my ex should donate her painting to the Crockett Museum, and, Pynchon could be the curator in disguise? I see him showing of the giant stuffed sturgeon.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/39616

Here is a partial biography of Robert Jensen. I will have to pay $15 dollars to read the rest of it. I am looking for Terry to talk to him in person. I suspect the Jensen brother suffered from mental illness due to the hard life they had. Do you think Robert wants to be posthumously associated with these writers and artists? Do you see how this works?

Jon Presco

Copyright 2015

Jack Eugene Jensen was born on March 9, 1927, in San Francisco to Wilfred and Alice (Delany) Jensen. Wilfred owned a meat-cutting business and worked briefly as a patrolman, but he and Alice divorced when Jackie was 5 years old. Alice, an Arkansas native, worked at various jobs in San Francisco to support Jackie and his two older brothers. Alice and the boys moved several times during Jackie’s childhood, mainly in Oakland. Wilfred was the second of Alice’s four husbands.

Jack entered Oakland High School in 1941 and became an immediate sensation. Besides starring in baseball and football, he also wrote for the school paper, became class president, and was the idol of all the other kids in the school. In the spring of 1942 guidance counselor Ralph Kerchum, taken by the possibility of greatness in his student, recorded an interview with Jack and made a 78-rpm record for posterity. The questions were not probing (“What’s your favorite sport?” “Baseball.” “What’s your next favorite?” “Football”) but indicate the effect Jensen had on adults as a teenager. Kerchum became something of a surrogate father to Jensen, and remained a close friend for the rest of Jensen’s life.

Jack graduated from high school in January 1945, and enlisted in the Navy, as both his brothers had done. He enrolled in radio school hoping to work on a communications ship, but he was still in school when the war ended in August. He was then stationed at a base in Idaho, mostly playing football and working as a lifeguard. He stayed in the Navy until his discharge in the summer of 1946. That fall he entered the University of California on the GI Bill.

The well-built (5-feet-11, 190 pounds) Jensen’s athletic reputation, built in high school in neighboring Oakland as well as in the service, made his college football debut much anticipated. The first time he touched the ball, a punt return against Wisconsin, he ran 56 yards for a touchdown. By the end of his freshman year he was considered the finest back in the Pacific Coast Conference (today called the Pac-10), and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game. In his sophomore season, the Golden Bears finished 9-1, with Jensen the fullback and best defensive back. The following season, 1948, Jensen was a consensus All-American, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and leading the team to an undefeated season. Jensen was injured early in the second half of the Rose Bowl game, and his Bears were defeated by Northwestern.

Jensen also starred on the baseball team at Cal. In 1947 he was the team’s ace pitcher, hit .385, and helped his team win the inaugural College World Series. In the regional final he outpitched future football Hall of Famer Bobby Layne of Texas, then helped his team win the final series against a Yale team that included future President George H.W. Bush. Jensen was academically ineligible in his sophomore year, but came back to help the team to a 31-17 record in 1949, earning All-American honors as he had in football.

By this time Jensen was one of the more famous athletes on the West Coast, both for his sporting exploits—he was universally called The Golden Boy—and his relationship with diving champion Zoe Ann Olsen. Jensen and Olsen both attended Oakland High School, though she was three years behind him. When they began dating in 1946, Jensen was a freshman at Cal and Olsen was 15 years old and still in high school. Olsen was a Golden Girl in her own right, and won the silver medal in springboard diving in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. The two were blond, attractive athletic heroes, and the press could not get enough of their story.

After his junior year at Cal, in the spring of 1949, Jensen disappointed many Cal loyalists by forgoing his senior year, instead signing a contract to play for the Oakland Oaks baseball club of the Pacific Coast League. Jensen had been scouted by several major-league teams, including the New York Yankees, who reportedly offered him a $75,000 bonus. The Oaks matched the bid, and Jack decided that the Oaks offered a higher level of competition than the lower minor-league berth the Yankees had suggested he would get. Jensen hit .261 in his first professional season, after which he was sold (along with Billy Martin and others) to the Yankees.

On October 16, 1949, he and Zoe Ann were married in Oakland in front of 1,500 people and surrounded by dozens of reporters and television cameras. The couple was escorted to the ceremony by motorcycle escort. Jack was 22, and Zoe Ann was 18, an Olympic star and recent high-school graduate. Their marriage would remain the subject of magazine stories even as they privately struggled to live as one famous couple. Jack pursued his career, while Zoe Ann mainly stayed home and raised a family.

William Oltman Stuttmeister

Posted on November 13, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

I am considering authoring a biography of my great, great grandfather, William Oltman Stuttmeister. But, I do see a serial, a Black Mask treatment……

Doctor Stuttmeister

Yesterday I found a image of an appartment building William built on McCallister street in 1910 four years after the earthquake.  My great, great, grandfather helped rebuild San Francisco. This morning I found an old photo of the Dental College he attended in San Francisco that became a part of the University of California. That these apartments are named ‘Laurel’ goes with my theory that William built around forty homes in the Laurel District – that could have been named by him. William, who helped build Oakland, is a pioneer in the field of Dentistry, and is labeled such by Redwood City. The Stuttmeisters lived in Fruit Vale, and their kin, the Jankes, founded the City of Belmont. They are listed as Pioneers of San Francisco.

In contrast, is my father’s father, Victor Hugo Presco. He was a gambler in the Barbary Coast made famous in a couple of movies. I can write a Grasshopper and the Ant tale about two men whose grandfather’s immigrated from Germany. One is a Bohemian fair-thee-well, and the other is a ambitious student at the University of California. William is a Humphry Van Wayden type whose seed will give birth to Captain Victor von Wolf Presco, real estate pirate, and father of a famous female artist and hippie spiritualist egghead a.k.a. ‘Blacky’. My father told me he raised his two sons using Wolf Larsen as a model. He made a loan to Jack London’s daughter. Jack worked in Belmont at a boys school doing laundry. It is evident the family mythos is based on real people.

My real father, Victor William Presco, played violin at Oakland High, and William played violin for the Oakland Symphony Orchestra. Did he hear  the ‘Pique Dame’ as an honored Alumni?

P.S. What is going on?!! I just googled ‘Pique Dame’. She is the Queen of Spades! Last night I watched ‘Cloud Atlas’. The music at the end of my life – has been found!

John Presco

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity_and_mental_illness

The following biography, submitted April 2004, is from Terry Jack Jensen, son of the artist.

My father was born on December 15, 1922 in San Francisco, California. His parents were Wilfred Jensen and Alice I. Jensen. My father had two brothers; Jack E. Jensen and an older brother Wilfred (Bill) Jensen. Jack became a gifted athlete, All American College football and baseball player. Jackie played for the Yankees and Red Sox (MVP 1958). Bill was a business man. The family moved to Oakland when my father was in elementary school.

The Depression came along, and the family business (butcher shop) went out of business. Wilfred senior left the family and did not return until after WWII. Hard times hit the family hunger and malnutriti………………

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Jackie Jensen, the blond rugged Californian who attained great heights on both the football gridiron and baseball diamond, also waged a complex struggle with anxiety that he seemed to have conquered only at the very end of his life, a life that ended too early. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame and an American League Most Valuable Player, Jensen is today most famous for his midcareer decision to leave baseball because he could not bear to fly in an airplane.

Jack Eugene Jensen was born on March 9, 1927, in San Francisco to Wilfred and Alice (Delany) Jensen. Wilfred owned a meat-cutting business and worked briefly as a patrolman, but he and Alice divorced when Jackie was 5 years old. Alice, an Arkansas native, worked at various jobs in San Francisco to support Jackie and his two older brothers. Alice and the boys moved several times during Jackie’s childhood, mainly in Oakland. Wilfred was the second of Alice’s four husbands.

Jack entered Oakland High School in 1941 and became an immediate sensation. Besides starring in baseball and football, he also wrote for the school paper, became class president, and was the idol of all the other kids in the school. In the spring of 1942 guidance counselor Ralph Kerchum, taken by the possibility of greatness in his student, recorded an interview with Jack and made a 78-rpm record for posterity. The questions were not probing (“What’s your favorite sport?” “Baseball.” “What’s your next favorite?” “Football”) but indicate the effect Jensen had on adults as a teenager. Kerchum became something of a surrogate father to Jensen, and remained a close friend for the rest of Jensen’s life.

Jack graduated from high school in January 1945, and enlisted in the Navy, as both his brothers had done. He enrolled in radio school hoping to work on a communications ship, but he was still in school when the war ended in August. He was then stationed at a base in Idaho, mostly playing football and working as a lifeguard. He stayed in the Navy until his discharge in the summer of 1946. That fall he entered the University of California on the GI Bill.

The well-built (5-feet-11, 190 pounds) Jensen’s athletic reputation, built in high school in neighboring Oakland as well as in the service, made his college football debut much anticipated. The first time he touched the ball, a punt return against Wisconsin, he ran 56 yards for a touchdown. By the end of his freshman year he was considered the finest back in the Pacific Coast Conference (today called the Pac-10), and was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game. In his sophomore season, the Golden Bears finished 9-1, with Jensen the fullback and best defensive back. The following season, 1948, Jensen was a consensus All-American, rushing for more than 1,000 yards and leading the team to an undefeated season. Jensen was injured early in the second half of the Rose Bowl game, and his Bears were defeated by Northwestern.

Jensen also starred on the baseball team at Cal. In 1947 he was the team’s ace pitcher, hit .385, and helped his team win the inaugural College World Series. In the regional final he outpitched future football Hall of Famer Bobby Layne of Texas, then helped his team win the final series against a Yale team that included future President George H.W. Bush. Jensen was academically ineligible in his sophomore year, but came back to help the team to a 31-17 record in 1949, earning All-American honors as he had in football.

By this time Jensen was one of the more famous athletes on the West Coast, both for his sporting exploits—he was universally called The Golden Boy—and his relationship with diving champion Zoe Ann Olsen. Jensen and Olsen both attended Oakland High School, though she was three years behind him. When they began dating in 1946, Jensen was a freshman at Cal and Olsen was 15 years old and still in high school. Olsen was a Golden Girl in her own right, and won the silver medal in springboard diving in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. The two were blond, attractive athletic heroes, and the press could not get enough of their story.

After his junior year at Cal, in the spring of 1949, Jensen disappointed many Cal loyalists by forgoing his senior year, instead signing a contract to play for the Oakland Oaks baseball club of the Pacific Coast League. Jensen had been scouted by several major-league teams, including the New York Yankees, who reportedly offered him a $75,000 bonus. The Oaks matched the bid, and Jack decided that the Oaks offered a higher level of competition than the lower minor-league berth the Yankees had suggested he would get. Jensen hit .261 in his first professional season, after which he was sold (along with Billy Martin and others) to the Yankees.

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http://www.calart.com/Data/Artists/Robert_Jensen.asp

http://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Robert_Edward_Jensen/6197/Robert_Edward_Jensen.aspx

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A new football/soccer/baseball field was inaugurated in the spring of 2006. The football field is officially known as Jackie Jensen Field, while the baseball/softball field is dedicated to Mike Marcoulis, Sr., longtime coach and teacher.

Robert Jensen (April 20, 1989)
Arts and Crafts 22 Aug 1923 – 20 Apr 1989 66 Years Old

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The California Barrel Company of San Francisco

Posted on March 9, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

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Bohemian Club Members of the Bohemian Club, including California Gov. Ronald Reagan (centre left) and U.S. Vice Pres. Richard Nixon (centre right), at Bohemian Grove, California, 1967.The California Barrell Company

The California Barrel Company

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John Presco: President of Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2020

An idea for a book, movie, and cable series.

William Broderick supervised the loading of two hundred barrels onto the freight car in Dogpatch, and now accompanied them on the barge to the dock in Oakland. He could just make out Joaquin Miller’s white home in the hills that sat as a Bohemian Beacon above the Stuttemeister orchard. Bill had picked a fight with the old curmudgeon and fraud about having his brigades of artistic circus clowns marching up and down the road they shared that was in theory, the Stuttmeister Road, that was later changed to Berlin Way. Now there were Japanese poets coming and going, and this made Bill’s German kindred, nervous. After the great earthquake, the Suttmiesters found sanctuary in Oakland, along with a couple of hundred well to do German Pioneers that had gone to the San Francisco Opera to hear Caruso sing.

When Miller took a keen interest in his daughter, Melba Broderick, who he carried on his knee when they took the trolley Frisco, Bill bought a new Victorian home on 13th. Street in Oakland. To his chagrin, Melba found out Gertrude Stein lived down the street and had known her idol, Isadora Duncan. At ten, Melba was found having tea and scones with literary greats, she helping Gertrude conduct her salon just before it moved to Paris. She was paid to do the dishes. There was no escaping the influence of Joaquin, who Bill had run into at the Bohemian Club, and, had to indure his non-stop bragging about the royalty he met when he went to Europe, and the Pre-Raphaelite artists he had dinner with at Gabriel Rossettis.

Bill celebrated Miller’s death in his own way. When he heard Bohemian Club members had built a funeral pyre and were going to burn the bloated braggard, he notified the authorities. Broderick had complained about the outdoor Japanese barbeques that filled the air with the stench of all kinds of meat, that wafted downhill under certain conditions, and wiped out the beautiful smell of cherry blossoms on the ranch When the cherries were ripe, they were sold for a pretty penny in Jingle Town, a cannery located on the Oakland Estuary where Jack London docked his oyster boat.

Frederick Jacob Koster had invited Bill Broderick to the Bohemian Grove Hijinks. It was while talking to a railroad magnet about how Prohibition was ruining many honest businessmen, that Bill came up with his brilliant plan to provide Bootleggers with barrels, and keep the profits of freightage rolling into the pocket of railroad owners.

“What if we put another product in our barrels that can be consumed. The Feds can not stop us. One is left with an empty barrel – to do with it you please. What if we shipped grapes? We can pack them in sawdust. We got plenty of that!”

“Sounds like a brilliant plan! I know an Italian who has planted a vineyard in Sonoma. Infact, there he is chatting with Frank Buck. You will want to talk to him, too. He’s becoming the biggest grower in California.”

Bill Broderick of Barrel and Box

Posted on February 26, 2019by Royal Rosamond Press

This morning I found an article about Bill Broderick and the California Barrel Company. What an historic account, that I have sent to the Mayor of San Francisco, and the Board of Supervisors. It’s all here, the elements that made San Francisco, and California – great!

William Frederick Broderick is trying to save a successful business, that due to prohibition, is on the ropes. My mother told me Bill traveled across America selling barrels. Bill has stopped in Chicago where Al Capone is making a fortune as a bootlegger, and arrives in Cleveland Ohio. Bill’s boss, Frederick Koster, must be furious to see organized crime families prospering, while he and his five hardworking bothers are desperate to keep their cooperage business afloat. Frederick is a member of the Bohemian Club, and the Law and Order Club. He may be one of the reasons the Mafia never got a foothold in the Bay Area. Frederick is ahead of his time in how he treated those who worked for him. They were like family. He shortened their work day, and paid good wages. Bill and Fred are promoting California Grapes. They made barrels for this billion dollar industry. They are Pioneers!

“One of the disciples of good barrel and service to meet the conditions of their customers, is William Broderick, sales manager of the California Barrel Company, San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Broderick attended the convention, stopping off at Chicago en route. Mr. Broderick is a natural born salesman, and certainly has the creative idea in salesmanship which is demonstrated by the fact not withstanding from the loss of business from wine and whiskey operations, the cooperage shops in the country and the manufactures supplying the same have kept busy even in maximum capacity during the past year and  half, since prohibition arrived, which leads us all to do the same kind of constructive salesmanship. Malaga grapes have always been shipped in kegs and packed in ground cork, but in the last years, California has a become a great factor in furnishing the world with Malaga grapes packed in redwood sawdust. The California Barrel Company, as well as other cooperage institutions on the coast, are making kegs to deliver these grapes seasoned without moisture, to various markets of the world. Bill Broderick is one of the fellows who made this possible by demonstrating to our merchants the value of California grapes packed in the right way, in the right kind of packaging!”

Bravo!

I have put forth an idea for a Working Museum that preserves very valuable history, and creates jobs by giving new life to the ancient art of cooperage. I follow in my grandfather’s footsteps. It is my ambition to make the people of San Francisco – Big Winners!

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2019

Dear Mayor and Board;

My great grandfather, William F. Broderick, was a salesman and Director for the California Barrel Company that was located near the Portreo Power Plant that was just purchased for Redevelopment. The CBC got started by shipping Spreckels sugar. Claus Spreckels did business with president, Frederick Jacob Koster, and his four brothers. Their businesses were next to each other.

This morning I found an article about William who was interviewed by a reporter for . He speaks about shipping Malaga Grapes to cities across America – in barrels! Here is a merger with California grapes. Prohibition has just begun, and the cooperage industry is in crisis. Frederick Koster has gone abroad to map ut  market in the Orient. Barrel and sailing ships go hand in hand. What I am proposing is a cooperage museum that would contribute to San Francisco’s tourist trade, and cooper college at the old site. There is a historic building and facade that could be used for this Trade College. The art of barrel making is coming back.

I have seen beautiful Japanese and Chinese packaging in museum. I saw wondrous labels on crates when I worked as lumper in the produce market in Jack London Square. Packaging is an art form, a craft that can give merchants new ideas.

To help fund this college a museum, I suggest quality prints be made of the amazing machinery invented to make barrels. I put a copyright in this book, but, your people may know how to do this. I have found no cooperage college in America.  Meg Whitman purchased the PPP property and founded Qubi. She might want to imitate Alva Spreckels who was give the title ‘The Grandmother of San Francisco. The people around Meg have been selfish with information. Perhaps this is because I copyrighted the CBC name in 2011, and am the owner of californiabarrelcompany.co.

Associate Capital chose this name for a company that is floating around in Business Law World for reasons that are beyond my understanding. I have sent e-mails to several people offering my ideas. I got not response. The way I see it, the People of San Francisco deserve to see their history preserved, and, bring Civic Prosperity – now! Let’s build a dream – today!

https://www.potreropowerstation.com/about/

Sincerely

John Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Victor Hugo – Last Bohemian

Posted on February 22, 2020by Royal Rosamond Press

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Honoring The Visions of George Miller

Posted on May 30, 2016by Royal Rosamond Press

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I will be going out to Coburg today to plant another flower at the grave of George Miller, the brother of Joaquin Miller, a honorary member of the Bohemian Club that was a place for Bay Area Journalists to gather and compare notes. If Miller lived in the Bay Area, then he too would be a honorary member.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=29810634

Elizabeth Maude “Lischen” or “Lizzie” Cogswell married George Miller. Lizzie was the foremost literary woman in Oregon. On Feb. 6, 1897, Idaho Cogswell, married Feb. 6, 1897, Ira L. Campbell, who was editor, publisher and co-owner (with his brother John) of the Daily Eugene Guard newspaper. The Campbell Center is named after Ira.

The Wedding of John Cogswell to Mary Frances Gay, was the first recorded in Lane County where I registered my newspaper, Royal Rosamond Press. Idaho Campbell was a charter member of the Fortnightly Club that raised funds for the first Eugene Library.

George Melvin Miller was a frequent visitor to ‘The Hights’ his brothers visionary utopia where gathered famous artists and writers in the hills above my great grandfather’s farm. The Miller brothers promoted Arts and Literature, as well as Civic Celebrations. Joaquin’s contact with the Pre-Raphaelites in England, lent credence to the notion that George and Joaquin were Oregon’s Cultural Shamans, verses, he-men with big saw cutting down trees.

A year ago I received in the mail a book I ordered on E-Bay. I quickly scanned it to see if their were any illustrations or photographs. Then, I found it, what amounts to my personal Holy Grail. Joaquin Miller dedicated his book of poems ‘Songs of The Sun-Land’ to the Rossetti family that includes Gabriel, Michael, and, Christine. Gabriel was a artist and poet, Michael, a publisher, and Christine, a poet.

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Religious Terrorism and Abuse of Heterosexual Teenagers

I am looking for an attorney so I can sue the whole evil Billy Graham Crusade organization for traumatizing me as a teenager and causing a follower to sexually abuse me. Folks with big heads and brains have the ability to think outside the box. This is why tiny brain folk use their family Equalizer on us..

“You’re insane! You should be locked up!”

This reselmbles…

“You are of Satan – and will be locked-up in hell for an eternity!”

Two weeks after meeting my first girlfiend, Marilyn Reed nee’ Godfrey, she has me sitting with her mother at her First Baptist Church. This is the last place I want to be. But, because I am allowed to sleep on Marilyn’s floor, after we ad orgasms dry-humping on her bed, it was required by Marie that I attend church – and be saved! Years later Marilyn tells me her mother believed we were having sexual intercourse, which struck me as being very strange, because after she forced me to attend three Billy Graham Crusades at the LA Coleseum, adafter I did not go down and get saved, Maire forgive me to see HER daughter again, and if I got sneaky for more sex, she would call te police on me and have me arrested. My answe to this, was;

“If your mother got me ut in jail, my mother would have killed her. She would have grabbed a knife before she headed out the door -to your house! She would have cut Marie ear to ear. I doubt she could have been stopped! She was raised a devout Catholics from a famous Catholic family.”

This Religious Passion Play plays a big part in my autobiography. I made this video because my PTSD did not allow me to be fully with the pain I felt -and still feel – after being sexually and religiously ABUSED by an adult, who was sleeping with married man she loved, and, he loved her, but because he was Catholic, he would not get a divorce. This was taken out on me The Family Scapegoat. I was emotionally tortured and experimented upon. Marie wanted me to go do down – so Teddy would follow. I was about to turn seventeen. Teddy was a grown man, having full sexual intercourse with Marie, while Marilyn and I were dry-humping! My stance, this was not the fucking business and a Church Leader!

So, I had Victoria Bond, and Miriam Starfish Christling, become lovers when I saw members of Putin’s Religious Goon Squad shipping member of Pussy Riot. I’m going to play this video at the trial. I want this whip, or one made to look like it, sitting on the table in front of my attorneys on the table. We will show slides of Beautiful Marilyn and Greg. I will get on the witness stand and speak fondly of our dry-screwing experiences where we both came at the same time.

“It was – heavenly – your Honor!”

(48) Pussy Riot whipped by Cossack militia in Sochi during performance attempt – YouTube

John Presco

Copyright 2021

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Evangelical leader Franklin Graham sounded off this week on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that gay and transgender people are protected against employment discrimination under existing civil rights laws and said he believes the decision “erodes religious freedoms across this country.”

In a Monday Facebook post knocking the decision, Graham, a staunch supporter of President Trump, said the ruling “went too far” and added that the Court “exists to interpret the law, not to make new laws—making laws is the job of our Representatives in Congress, elected by the people.”

“People of sincere faith who stand on God’s Word as their foundation for life should never be forced by the government to compromise their religious beliefs,” Graham, son of late evangelist Billy Graham, wrote. “Christian organizations should never be forced to hire people who do not align with their biblical beliefs and should not be prevented from terminating a person whose lifestyle and beliefs undermine the ministry’s purpose and goals.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that would enshrine LGBTQ protections in the nation’s labor and civil rights laws, a top priority of President Joe Biden, though the legislation faces an uphill battle in the Senate.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533

The Equality Act amends existing civil rights law to explicitly include sexual orientation and gender identification as protected characteristics. The protections would extend to employment, housing, loan applications, education, public accommodations and other areas. Supporters say the law before the House on Thursday is long overdue and would ensure that every person is treated equally under the law.

“In the absence of federal civil rights protection, there are members of the LGBTQ community who are fair game in the eyes of the law to be targeted, based on sexual orientation,” said House Democratic Conference Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. “That is not America.”

Republicans broadly oppose the legislation, echoing concerns from religious groups and social conservatives who worry the bill would force people to take actions that contradict their religious beliefs. They warn that faith-based adoption agencies seeking to place children with a married mother and father could be forced to close, or that private schools would have to hire staff whose conduct violates tenets of the school’s faith.

“The bill may have equality in the title, but it certainly does not serve all Americans,” said Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C. “It is a vehicle for serious, harmful consequences.”

The House passed the Equality Act in the last Congress with unanimous Democratic support and the backing of eight Republicans, but Donald Trump’s White House opposed the measure and it was not considered in the Senate, where 60 votes will be needed to overcome procedural hurdles. Democrats are trying to revive it now that they have control of Congress and the White House, but passage appears unlikely in the evenly divided Senate.

The Supreme Court provided the LGBTQ community with a resounding victory last year in a 6-3 ruling that said the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applied to LGBTQ workers when it comes to barring discrimination on the basis of sex. Civil rights groups have encouraged Congress to follow up that decision and ensure that anti-bias protections addressing such areas as housing, public accommodations and public services are applied in all 50 states.

Biden made clear his support for the Equality Act in the lead-up to last year’s election, saying it would be one of his first priorities.

Democratic Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon said her home state of Pennsylvania was one of 30 that doesn’t have legal protections for LGBTQ people. She said the Equality Act is needed to end “the patchwork of state laws” around gay rights and create “uniform nationwide protection.”

“It’s been personal since my baby sister came out to me almost 40 years ago,” Scanlon said. “For many people all across this country and across this House, that is when the fight hits home.”

Leaders at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops wrote lawmakers this week to say they had grave concerns about the bill. Among the concerns the five bishops raised is that the bill would expand the government’s definition of public places, forcing church halls and equivalent facilities to host functions that violate their beliefs, which could lead to closing their doors to the broader community.

Some of the nation’s largest corporations are part of a coalition in support of the legislation, including Apple Inc., AT&T, Chevron and 3M Co., just to name a few of the hundreds of companies that have endorsed it.

Doing What Is Right

Posted on June 19, 2020 by Royal Rosamond Press

I believed Victoria Bond and Miriam Starfish Christling had an opportunity to change the world – if they broke out of the Bond mold! I may have had an opportunity to get a book and  movie contract with ‘The Royal Janitor’ (inspired by Rena and Ian Easton) however, I wanted my characters to be real champions of a real cause. So, I had them fall in love with each other and make love.

Doing the right thing is the focus of our Intelligence Communities. Finding out what is right, is the new operative. To have the Supreme Court back me up, as I have Victoria Bond off to BAD headquarters to answer to her love affair, is prophetic. After the meeting in the Lloyd’s of London, Victoria is sent to Scotland to stay at the Poker Club Lodge. Here gather a group of men who set the Moral Standard for the Western World. There is The Hume Tradition’.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Poker_Club

I came upon a Russian folk song and had a vision of The Last Kiss. Miriam, dies – at the beginning of my Bond book. Where did this come from? I struggled with this kiss, and a year later I have our heroines become lovers in the Xerox room at work.  I wrote another chapter about a Admiral Swineburne, who is gay. I considered how this affected his work. With the Supreme Court ruling, many forbidden loves will not die a lonely death for fear of being found out, and fired.

https://rosamondpress.com/2020/04/09/art-lesson-at-osborne-house/

Above are two photos of my inspiration for Victoria Bond.  Lara Roozemond is not a lesbian as far as I know. She appears as one in a video. Belle Birch got to her, and thus she thinks I am mad. But, she is part of real history. The legacy of Ian Fleming has kept up with the changes in our modern time.

To discover the Founder of the WAVES was a Lesbian, is a profound journey into the unknown. Our Muse is a intrepid explorer.

I must criticize the Dutch who I find very stingy for some reason. They seem to be holding back, playing their cards close to their vest. You get a peek now and then, but, it is not a professional American Size Peek. I believe the Dutch think very highly of themselves, and thus they only have to offer the rest of the world a 2% percent exposure. I chose Lara when I googled models. She has a facebook, but only posts once a year. Her observations are very obscure. She is irate that I expose this, model, actress, and poet – to the world! She is perfect for the role of Victoria Bond.

John Presco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAVES

https://rosamondpress.com/2019/06/29/ms-peel/

LGBTQ victory:Supreme Court grants federal job protections to gay, lesbian, transgender workers

Then this week, Roberts sided with Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch and the liberals in ruling that a federal law banning sex discrimination in the workplace applies to sexual orientation and gender identity. That was followed by Thursday’s opinion, which he wrote, saving Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

John Roberts, the chief justice of the United States, was in the majority in both cases, along with all four of the court’s liberal justices. In delivering the one-two punch to the president and his base, Roberts served notice that he can be either side’s punching bag.

More:Supreme Court ruling upholds DACA program for young, undocumented immigrants

In 2010, he voted with conservatives in Citizens United v. FEC to allow unlimited independent spending by corporations in elections. Liberals are still seething.

Did Billy Graham Believe In The Rapture?

Posted on January 23, 2021 by Royal Rosamond Press

Now that the truth the Republican Party has been a Religious Cult for twenty years – is in the open – we do not have to put up with all their lies. This is why they loved Liar Trump. He was the perfect Smokescreen. I suggest the Democrats and the Press – just ignore them! They are are going to declare us ‘Fake News’ anyway. American Christianity is done with defending the faulty and conflicting history if their King Jesus, and are now a Secular Political Party. Christian leaders have abandoned the Church. To see their Horned Monster sitting in a secular seat of power, was a glimpse of what the Red State Baptists has been offering their followers – no taxes for white people! My newspaper for the arts has published my Religious Theories, and I am a Republican. I got a dog in this hunt, a horse in this race.

John Presco

Satan LaHaye Endorses Gingrich | Rosamond Press

https://rosamondpress.com/2018/08/17/jews-will-not-be-raptured/

Rapture Rats Say Trump Will End World

Posted on August 17, 2018 by Royal Rosamond Press

We don’t have to take this shit from a bunch of mentally ill followers of the Antichrist – who is their idea. He is part of their belief system. They want him to come and fuck up our shit – starting with our nation! These RR have no country! They are not Patriots. They surely do not believe we were created equal. THEIR LEADER makes this very clear!

Trump Will Start the End of the World, Claim Evangelicals Who Support Him

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Evangelical Christians overwhelmingly support President Donald Trump because they believe he’ll cause the world to end.

Many have questioned why devout evangelicals support Trump, a man who has bragged about sexual assault, lies perpetually and once admitted he never asks God for forgiveness. Trump’s lack of knowledge of the Bible is also well-known.

Nevertheless, many evangelical Christians believe that Trump was chosen by God to usher in a new era, a part of history called the “end times.” Beliefs about this time period differ, but it is broadly considered the end of the world, the time when Jesus returns to Earth and judges all people.

Jerusalem has a central role as the city of prophecy and the place where the end of times plays out. According to the prophecy, a 1,000-year period of peace must be followed by seven years of tribulation, during which wars, disease, and natural disasters will lay waste to the earth. In the book of Revelation, Israel is described as a nation that exists during the time of tribulation, and Jerusalem’s Jewish temple is resurrected during this period. The last temple was destroyed around 70 A.D, and today there is a mosque on the Temple Mount where the previous two temples are believed to have stood. Evangelicals believe that a unified Israel with control over Jerusalem will facilitate the construction of a new Jewish temple, and set the groundwork for the end of times.

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My Big Head

Two months ago I noticed my cranium is much larger than my siblings. Is this why Vic Presco said I was not his son, and why my kindred have made it a family tradition – to push me out of the nest? I will now be collecting images of My Big Head and deposit them here. Keep coming back.

Let us study this pic. Notice my curled toes. I am in stress. Our father is fucking with his children, again. Vicki Presco is not born yet. Mark is thinking about rebelling, but, he is only faking it. Christine is stupified! Vic always got to her. Look how small her cranium is. My expression says;

“If I were a little bit bigger, I’d knock you out! Stop fucking with us!”

Vic sees this – insolence! He sees my head is bigger, and thus I’m not buying it!

“Fucking bullshitter!”

Christine always placed herself next to me in a family shoot. I had what she wanted, the courage and brains to stand up to Tyranny. I got my HIGH BROW from Victor Stuttmeister, and Frank (Royal) Rosamond. These are men of good breeding who were reborn in me. WE felt like a prisoner – to this very day! What an ordeal!

John Presco

Copyright 2021

All family photos are copyrighted.

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I Own The Rose Grail

The fraud perpetrated by outsiders, that includes my daughter and her family, is very destructive to the important history that the family artists established. It deeply affects my study. It is very distracting to have to deal with ignorant slobs and greedy pigs.

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Bonds With Angels

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John Presco

Copyright 2020

Yesterday, around 3:30 P.M. my friend, Casey Farrell made a declaration;

“You found the Grail!”

I had laid out the betrayal of my daughter that I declared was my Mordred, her mother, Morgana, a goddess witch who stole my daughter, Heather, with device of her womb – and hand this innocent baby over to a famous criminal and con-artist, who could not sire a child, which caused his Sicilian mother to suspect the Hanson family had a evil spell put on it – that was not lifted with the birth of Heather Marie Delpiano. You can’t make this up, yet the Family Fable continues with the testimony of the third ghost writer, Julie Lynch, who claims Rosamond’s kindergarten teacher attested to how brilliant of an artist my sister was at an early age. The name and age of this school teacher –…

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The Granny Goose Caper

My father was a Potato Chip Pirate.

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Bond’s With Angels

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Jon Presco

Copyright 2018

I just compared the actor Philip Carey to Patrick Warburton – who may have based his Control Freak Character on Mr. Granny Goose. Carey has been compared to James Bond! Wow!  He played Philip Marlow and drove a Ford similar to the one Uncle Vinnie gave me.

Two months ago, my old Private Detective friend called me. I had not heard from him in six years. I thought he was dead! He was trying to CONTROL what I wrote about him in the blog. If I wanted to rag on his ass, and I believed he was dead, what, or, who, is going to stop me from really going to town – on his ass! Believing he was going to die, my friend became a Control Freak. I asked him if he recalled what caused our falling out. He didn’t remember either…

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Fixing Our Concord Wagon

If you look at a lot of artist bios on Wikipedia, then you have gone off on a never ending adventure of discovery, because artist make many connections with other artists, and writers, in furthering their careers. It is a given not to be hostile to a fellow artists – or betray each other! Tom Snyder is not aware of this, and I doubt Sydney Morris. Both are unteachable. There is no course on how to handle creative legacies at the Buck Foundation. I would like to start one. Here is what I found on page 56 of Snyder’s bio, that drove me even more crazy. It refutes what Julie Lynch said.

“Scott returns with two pieces. One is about eighteen by twenty-four inches and portrays several children in a toy wagon. The wheels are crude stick drawings of poor perspective, and the children’s faces have a computer-bubble look to them with no clear features.”

I believe Christine used one of our famous family photos of us in a red wagon. This horror story was inspired by Mommy Dearest. I found a flyer when I stopped by the gallery at the time that tell-all movie came out, written by the Christine Crawford, the daughter, and not by a strange man, a hired ghost writer who never met my family. This really freaked Rosamond Fans out. Many of them got their own place to live for the first time, and bought a Rosamond for $50 dollars as a wallpaper. Many of them were abused as children and wanted a magical Barbie image. Instead they got Rosamond down at the Warf chugging on a bottle of wine and practicing UNSAFE sex, what their mothers warned them about. They wanted Safe Art. I’m sure thousands of women took their Rosamond’s off the wall after reading Snyder’s Book of Doom that was supposed to increase sales. The truth is, the fans fanned the fame.

As you scroll down to read and see more, smut, ignore the two giant oil spills by tankers owned by Frank Buck. Buck oil money seeded the Buck Foundation. Who cleaned this oil up? Do you suspect my articles on Frank Buck kept me from getting a grant? I will try to get one to clean up the environment.

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“THE BEGINNING: Oakland, California  If Christine’s parents had embraced her talent, there might be existing works from her childhood, but this was not to be. Fearing that Christine would steal her brother’s spotlight as the family artist, Christine’s mother, Rosemary, forbade Christine to draw at home. The only time she could express herself was at school or in her closet, by flashlight, when everyone else was asleep. Though we don’t have images to prove it, Christine’s kindergarten teacher has said that, by age five, Christine was already drawing with adult skill. She can remember Christine’s pictures of animals having near perfect detail and perspective. In addition to oppressing Christine artistically, Rosemary also dominated Christine with physical violence. Trying to support four children with only a high school education and little help from her alcoholic husband, Rosemary was often enraged. She took this rage out on Christine and Christine’s earliest known works reflect it. In Teenage Drawing II, her subject is reticent and withdrawn.  In Teenage Drawing III, the woman looks shocked and angry.”

Rosamond Publishing – About the Artist

Before the Wave: The Life Story of Christine Rosamond

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When the idealistic artist known as Rosamond defiantly emerges from a dark childhood, suppressed by abuse and alcoholism, and rockets to worldwide fame, becoming the world’s most published painter, she discovers that her road into the light is twisted, wrought with sabotage, and at the tips of her reach.

Childhood Home In Concord California | Rosamond Press

Sea level rise in particular is a growing concern, with the Canal area projected to be impacted by tidal flooding as early as 2030. Such impact will be felt across all income levels and geographies, but will be most disruptive for those with fewer resources to recover and adapt. But, climate change is just one of many stressors that low-income residents face in their daily lives. A healthy environment includes places where we live, work, and play–and living in unhealthy and inefficient housing can contribute to poor health, higher utility bills, and unsafe living conditions.

By increasing the resilience of both Marin’s ecosystems and communities, we can enhance the ability to withstand—and thrive—in the face of change, including the impacts of a warming climate.

Our goal? To ensure that all of Marin’s residents—particularly its most vulnerable—enjoy a healthy environment, now and in the future.

I talked with Linda of the Concord School District, and she said the Elementary School we Presco Children attended would be Williams located on 2895 East St. She said it closed in 1976. Four days ago I got a e-mail from Lind, who operated the Concord Historic Society. Our teacher could have been Charlotte Ballenger who was already a ancient legend. She died in 1989, and thus there was no real way for Julie Lynch to have talked to her. She does not say Vicki or Mark Presco told her about Charlotte’s artistic critique. She lied! This is more Art Fraud! Julie did make a film about an alcoholic artist. Christine Rosamond Presco, drowned on her first sober birthday in AA. I’m sure the good folks of Empty Chair don’t want to see crazy drunken artist sucking on a bottle of wine under the freeway.

Julie Lynch – Sexpot

Posted on January 6, 2015 by Royal Rosamond Press

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Keep in mind there exist a 276 page autobiography that Christine Rosamond wrote, that has been closeted – disappeared. Any movie based upon Christine’s words would belong to my two nieces, and the outsiders would not get any money. Outsiders did not want my nieces, or myself, to author a biography for the same reason. They were not in Christine’s Will. Consider what Walter Keane did to Margaret Keane in the movie ‘Big Eyes’. This is IDENTITY THEFT!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/big-eyes-and-the-eye-opening-story-of-margaret-keane/

Julie Lynch is the third ghost writer, my late sister’s, Evil Double, hired. Stacey Pierrot is “desperate” to make the Rosamond Movie come true. It is “the dream” she spoke of outside the Rosamond gallery, while down on one knee, grasping my mother’s hand;

“Don’t let the dream die!”

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The Buck Foundation Tribunal

Yesterday my attempt to get a grant from the Buck Foundation was thwarted by this man. But, first, let us look at this name that is in the Breckenridge family tree. Is this the source of the name of a famous Boxer, known as Mohamed Ali – who insisted he never be called Cassius Clay after he became a Black Muslim. I have seen commercials where black people are using Ancestry.com to find their ancestors. May I suggest they look at the famous Southern Family Trees. A year ago I discovered I descend from Robert E. Lee, thus the reason my late friend, Hollis Williams kept saying I look like him. Look at the date on this post. Am I a Seer? Should proven seers be funded?

Harry Lane – Is Our Man! | Rosamond Press

Alabama State Senator Matthew Clay,[48] U.S. Representative Brutus J. Clay,[49] and U.S. diplomat Cassius M. Clay.[50]

Two years ago I stood up before the Mayor of Springfield and our City Council and suggested a street be named after Harry Lane, the son of Joseph Lane, who ran as VP to John Breckenridge, whose son married Louise Tevis, the daughter of the owner of Wells Fargo – thus a shit load of money and power went into the Southern Slave States pile. Oregon, Roseburg, and Belmont, are tainted with the names of Traitors – Insurrectionists! Do you think pointing this out is worthy of a – small grant from Buck? I live off $780 dollars a month with food stamps, and I know more about the Enemy of black People – than anyone in the world. I am a genealogist of renown. I read folks history almost every day. I have traced the Brevoort name to Henry Brevoort who came to Oregon to hunt beaver with his buddy, John Astor. Thomas Hart Benton was Astor’s attorney. Henry was a good friend of Washington Irving.

Buck Family Fund of MCF | Marin Community Foundation (marincf.org)

Above is a photo of my sister and I. I have always been protective her. This does not make me a raving lunatic and serial killer. When Christine told me Jeff Turner called her a whore and was trying to destroy her reputation because she wouldn’t put out, I went looking for him after school. He was the head of The Knights a cub in Junior High modeled after the clubs at Oakland High. He saw me coming. I slapped him so hard he fell to the ground.

“That slap is from my sister. You say another bad thing about her, I will knock you out!”

His gang, and the other Oakland gangs, did not fuck with my brother and I because they heard about our fist fights. We were very strong. We worked in the produce market in Jack London Square since we were eight and nine. At eleven I was having contests with Mark to see who could press a hundred pound sack of potatoes over our head. We worked ten hours a day for a dollar a day. We were slaves.

When I was sixteen my painting toured the world. Christine gave me full credit for her amazing success. Tom Snyder said Rosamond was deluded in saying Ira Cohen ripped her off for millions when it was more like $50,000 a year. My brother and I shop-lifted food when we went shopping with Rosemary. Her four children’ were always hungry. Snyder said all four Presco Children were sexually abused, and became alcoholic. I will have thirty five years of sobriety in April. Christine drowned on her first sober birthday. Our autobiographies have been oppressed. Tom Snyder is a hired ghost writer who never knew my family. The Law Firm of Robert Brevoort Buck destroyed what two extremely abused children CREATED. I sent a brief outline of my family history to Thomas Peters and Suzuki Cady. I got no reply form them, just a call from Jonathan – WHO TURNED ME DOWN! This is not his job description. He is The Answer Man.

Because Robert Buck put my family in a fish bowl, I will do the same. In my next posts I will present exerts from Snyder’s vile book of lies, to Thomas and Suzuki, and ask if they would fund Snyder, and Stacey Pierrot, who hired him. Then I will ask if the people of Marin could learn from two terribly abused children who rose like Phoenix birds above the ashes of disappear. Does this sound fair, to put my case before The People?

As Jonathan spoke to me I listened very carefully for THE TELL that said he was just follwoing orders and the people above him have it out for me.

Know thy enemy!

John Presco

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Louise Tevis Breckenridge Sharon (1858-1938) – Spencer Marks Ltd

Louise married John Witherspoon Breckenridge, son of Congressman, Senator, Vice President, Presidential Candidate, and Confederate General John C. Breckenridge, c. 1878 and lived in San Rafael, CA. Their marriage ended in divorce and she married secondly Frederick W. Sharon.

Louise married John Witherspoon Breckenridge, son of Congressman, Senator, Vice President, Presidential Candidate, and Confederate General John C. Breckenridge, c. 1878 and lived in San Rafael, CA. Their marriage ended in divorce and she married secondly Frederick W. Sharon.

Joseph Lane and John Breckenridge

Posted on September 7, 2016 by Royal Rosamond Press

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Joseph Lane was the Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, he on the ticket with John Breckenridge, who is my kin via the Benton family. My ex-girlfriend, Dottie Witherspoon, is also related to John. I saved her.

https://rosamondpress.com/2011/09/12/saving-dottie-witherspoon/

I bet you I could find many groups on the internet that would want to defend this history. How many Rednecks and Neo-Confederates are aware of Good Ol Joe Lane?

Jon Presco

When Oregon achieved statehood on February 14, 1859, Lane was elected to the U.S. Senate. Although his political influence remained strong, he alienated an increasing number of Oregonians as he continued to defend territorial slavery. When the national Democratic Party divided into northern and southern wings in 1860, the southern wing chose Lane to run as vice president with presidential nominee John Breckenridge, a Kentucky slaveholder.

During the campaign, the North received Lane coolly, while the South embraced him as one of its own. With Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party the winners, the Breckenridge-Lane ticket placed second in Oregon behind Lincoln and ahead of the northern Democrats and their candidate, Stephen A. Douglas.

A Kentucky native, Breckinridge believed that slavery should be constitutionally protected and that Southern states had the right to secede. His running mate, Joseph Lane, represented the Oregon Territory in the United States House of Representatives and also approved of the expansion of slavery into the territories. Breckinridge and Lane won most of the slave states, but finished a close second in Virginia, where the presidential election was the closest in its history. The vote totals published in theDaily Richmond Enquirer on December 24, 1860, show that John C. Breckinridge received 74,379 votes (44.46 percent) in Virginia.Breckenridge Family Patriots and TraitorsPosted on February 28, 2012by Royal Rosamond Press

Cassius Clay, better known as Mohammed Ali, may have gotten his name from U.S. diplomat Cassius M. Clay who is in the Breckenridge family tree. Mohammed was the most famous black man in America, and the world, until Barak Obama was elected President. Mohammed was famous for his religious convictions that gave him the courage to resist the draft. He knew he would lose everything if he did. They took his titles away.

Below you will find famous leaders of the Confederacy who committed Treason when they took up arms and fired upon Federal Troops, killing them. These kinsfolk started the Civil War that resulted in the death of hundreds of thousands of Americans – at a cost of millions!

False ministers of Jesus are taking us down that divisive road again. They utter seditious words just to get votes from their stupid religious voting slaves they hoard and nurture, they fattening them up with gobs of hatred – and stupidity!

I am kin to the Breckenride-Preston family via my niece Drew Benton, via the McDowells who married a Benton.

“Desha Breckinridge (1867–1935), editor and publisher of the Lexington Herald. Married Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, great-granddaughter of Henry Clay in 1898. Son of W.C.P. Breckinridge. Brother of Sophonisba Breckinridge.

Last week I met Drew Benton and her aunt, Vicki Presco on Everquest, I just beggining to live the fantasy as Wolferose. This is the Real Deal, the Real Quest!

Jon Presco

https://rosamondpress.com/2011/07/05/john-witherspoon-owen-breckenridge/

https://rosamondpress.com/2013/04/15/stewart-breckenridge-line-in-america/

Breckinridge family

From Wikipedia

The Breckinridge family is a family of public figures from the United States. The family has included six members of the United States House of Representatives, two United States Senators, a cabinet member, two Ambassadors, a Vice President of United States and an unsuccessful Presidential candidate. Breckinridges have served as college presidents, prominent ministers, soldiers, theologians and in important positions at state and local levels. The family was most notable in the State of Kentucky and most prominent during the 19th century, during nearly one-third of which a member of the family served in the Congress of the United States. Below is a list of members.

Alexander Breckenridge (1686–1743), First Breckenridge in New World, emigrated to Philadelphia PA c. 1728. Married to Jane Preston in 1695 in County Londonderry, Ireland. She was sister of Robert Preston, first Speaker of Kentucky State House of Representatives .
Robert Breckenridge, Sr. (1720–1773), here termed Colonel Robert Breckenridge, Captain in Virginia militia during the French and Indian War and officer in the Revolutionary Army.[dubious – discuss] Son of Alexander Breckenridge I. Married first Sarah Poage. After his first wife’s death Breckenridge married second, his first cousin Letitia Preston.[1]
Alexander Breckenridge, son of Robert Breckenridge and Sarah Poage, here termed Captain Alexander Breckenridge. Married wealthy widow Jane Buchanan Floyd whose son John Floyd was Governor of Virginia.[1]
James Douglas Breckinridge, son of Captain Alexander Breckenridge (d. 1849), member of Kentucky House of Representatives (1809–11) and the U.S. House of Representatives (1821–23).[1]
Robert Breckenridge (1754–1833), son of Col. Robert Breckenridge and Sarah Poage, Revolutionary War General. Ratifier of the U.S. Constitution. Kentucky State Representative 1792–1795. Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Brother of Captain Alexander Breckenridge; half-brother of John Breckinridge and James Breckinridge. Robert Breckenridge never married. Nota Bene: During his lifetime Colonel Robert Breckenridge spelled his surname as shown here, as did his father Alexander Breckenridge I. His sons by Leticia Preston, (i.e. James and John) began spelling the family name ‘Breckinridge’.[2]
James Breckinridge (1763–1833), Virginia House Delegate 1789–1802 1806–1808 1819–1821 1823–1824, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia 1809–1817. Brother of John Breckinridge, Son of Robert Breckinridge and Letitia Preston.[3]
John Breckinridge (1760–1806), Member of House of Burgesses, U.S. District Attorney of Kentucky 1793–1794, Attorney General of Kentucky 1793–1797, Kentucky State Representative 1788–1790 1799–1801, delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1799, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1801–1805, Attorney General of the United States under Jefferson 1805–1806. Married Mary Hopkins Cabell in 1785. Half-brother of Alexander and Robert Breckenridge, brother of James Breckinridge, Son of Colonel Robert Breckinridge and Letitia Preston.[4]
Letitia Breckinridge, Daughter of John Breckinridge. Married first to Alfred William Grayson in 1804. Graduate of Cambridge University, lawyer, son of Senator William Grayson of Virginia. Died in 1810. Married second to Peter B. Porter (1773–1844), New York Assemblyman 1802 and 1828, U.S. Representative from New York 1809–1813 and 1815–1816, New York Secretary of State 1815–1816, U.S. Secretary of War 1828–1829.[5]
General John Breckinridge Grayson (1806–1862) Born at Cabell’s Dale, Fayette County, Kentucky. Son of Letitia Preston Breckinridge and Alfred William Grayson. Graduated West Point Military Academy, 1826. Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army at outbreak of Civil War, resigned in 1861, enterest C.S.A. and commissioned Brigadier General. Died while in command of the coastal defenses of Georgia and Florida, in Tallahassee 1862.[6]
Colonel Peter A. Porter (1827–1864), New York Assemblyman 1861–62, Colonel of the 129th New York State Volunteers, killed in action, 1864, Only son of Peter Buell Porter. Married cousin Mary Cabell Breckinridge in 1852.
Peter A. Porter (1853–1925), member of the New York Legislature, U.S. Representative from New York 1907–1909. Son of Peter Augustus Porter and Mary Cabell Breckinridge, Grandson of Peter Buell Porter.[7]
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge I (1788–1823), Major in War of 1812. Kentucky State Representative 1817–1818, Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives. Kentucky Secretary of State 1820–1823. Married Mary Clay Smith, daughter of Samuel Stanhope Smith, President of Princeton University. Son of John Breckinridge.[8]
John Cabell Breckinridge (1821–1875) Member Kentucky House of Representatives 1849–51. U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1851–55. Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1856. Vice President of the United States 1857–61. Candidate for President of the United States 1860. United States Senator from Kentucky 1861. Confederate States Secretary of War 1865. Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge I.[9]
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, II (1844–1906) Major in the C.S.A. Married Sallie Frances Johnson, daughter of Robert Ward Johnson in 1869. Son of Hon. John Cabell Breckinridge.[10]
John Cabell Breckinridge, II (1870–1941) Prominent New York attorney. Married to Isabella Goodrich (1874–1961), daughter of B.F. Goodrich. Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge. Grandson of John Cabell Breckinridge.[11]
Mary Marvin Breckinridge (1905–2002), Photojournalist, cinematographer, and philanthropist. Daughter of John Cabell Breckinridge, II and Isabella Goodrich. Great-granddaughter or John Cabell Breckinridge and granddaughter of B.F. Goodrich.
Clifton Rhodes Breckinridge (1846–1932), U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1883–1889 1890–1895, U.S. Minister to Russia 1894–1897, delegate to the Arkansas Constitutional Convention 1917. Married Katherine Breckinridge Carson in 1876. Son of Hon. John Cabell Breckinridge.[12]
James Carson Breckinridge (1877–1942) Lieutenant General, U.S.M.C., Married Dorothy Throckmorton Thompson, 1922. Son of Clifton Rhodes Breckinridge.[13]
Mary Breckinridge (1881–1965), Founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. Married Richard Thompson. Daughter of Clifton Rhodes Breckinridge, sister of James Carson Breckinridge.
John Witherspoon Owen Breckinridge (1850–1892) Member of California State Assembly 1884–85. Son of Hon. John Cabell Breckinridge. Married to Louise Tevis, daughter of Lloyd Tevis, First President of Wells Fargo Bank.[14]
John Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. (1879–1914) Prominent San Francisco businessman. Son of John Witherspoon Owen Breckinridge. Married Adelaide Murphy, daughter of Samuel Green Murphy, President of the First National Bank of San Francisco, California.[15]
John Cabell “Bunny” Breckinridge, Jr. (1903–1996) Actor and drag queen. Son of John Cabell Breckinridge, Sr.[15]
Rev. John Breckinridge, D. D. (1797–1841) Born at Cabell’s Dale, son of John Breckinridge. Presbyterian Minister. Graduated Princeton College 1818, Princeton Theological Seminary 1821. Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. Married in 1823 Margaret, daughter of Rev. Samuel Miller D. D.[6]
Mary Cabell Breckinridge (1826–1854) Married cousin Colonel Peter A. Porter in 1852. Daughter of Rev. John Breckinridge.
Samuel Miller Breckinridge (1828–1891) Member of Missouri legislature 1854–1855. Became Circuit Court judge in 1859. Elder in the Presbyterian Church and a leading member of its General Assembly. Married Virginia Harrison Castleman. Son of Rev. John Breckinridge.[16]
Margaret Miller Breckinridge (1851–1919) Married St. Louis, Missouri businessman William Strudwick Long. Daughter of Samuel Miller Breckinridge.[17]
Samuel Miller Breckinridge Long (1881–1958) lawyer and diplomat. Graduated Princeton in 1904. Advisor to Presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. U.S. Ambassador to Italy 1933–36. U.S. delegate to Dumbarton Oaks Conference. Son of Margaret Miller Breckinridge and William Strudwick Long.[18]
Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800–1871), Kentucky State Representative 1825–1828, Kentucky Superintendent of Public Instruction 1849–1853, candidate for delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1849. Son of John Breckinridge. Married Ann Sophonisba Preston in 1823.[19]
Mary Cabell Breckinridge, (born 1828) Daughter of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge. Married to William Warfield.
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield (1851–1921), Presbyterian theologian, principal of Princeton Theological Seminary. Son of Mary Cabell Breckinridge and William Warfield.[6]
Ethelbert Dudley Warfield (1861–1936) Graduate of Princeton, Oxford, and Columbia Law School. President of Miami University and Lafayette College, author, Director of Princeton Theological Seminary. Son of Mary Cabell Breckinridge and William Warfield.[6]
Robert Jefferson Breckinridge, Jr. (1834–1915), Confederate States Representative from Kentucky 1862–1865, Colonel in the Confederate States Army, Kentucky Common Pleas Court Judge 1876. Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge. Married Katharine Morrison in 1856.[20]
Marie Lettice Preston Breckinridge (born 1836), married Rev. William Collins Handy in 1857.
L. Irving Handy (1861–1922), U.S. Representative from Delaware 1897–1899, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1904. Son of Marie Lettice Preston Breckinridge and Rev. William Collins Handy. Nephew of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge.[21]
William Campbell Preston Breckinridge (1837–1904), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1876, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1885–1895. Married Lucretia Hart Clay, granddaughter of Henry Clay. Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge.[22]
Desha Breckinridge (1867–1935), editor and publisher of the Lexington Herald. Married Madeline McDowell Breckinridge, great-granddaughter of Henry Clay in 1898. Son of W.C.P. Breckinridge. Brother of Sophonisba Breckinridge.
Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge (1886–1948), Lawyer, Activist involved in Women’s rights, Civil Rights, Labor, and Pacifist movements; namesake of Breckinridge House, a dormitory of the University of Chicago. Daughter of W.C.P. Breckinridge. Sister of Desha Breckinridge.
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. (1842–1921), General in the U.S. Army. Married Louise Ludlow Dudley, daughter of Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley, 1868. Son of Robert Jefferson Breckinridge.[23]
Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Jr. (1872–1898), U.S. Naval officer, drowned. Namesake of USS Breckinridge. Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr.[24]
Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley Breckinridge (1875–1914) Graduated Princeton 1898, Captain in U.S. Army, wounded in the Philippine-American War. Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. Married Genevieve Pearson Mattingly (1878–1957).[25]
William Mattingly Breckinridge (1905–1996) Major General, U.S. Army. Chief of the U.S. Army Security Agency. Married Frances Naylor. Son of Ethelbert Ludlow Dudley Breckinridge.[26]
Scott Dudley Breckinridge, Sr. (1882–1941) Physician in Lexington, Kentucky, author, U.S. Fencing Champion (Foil), 1906 and 1914. Competed in 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm. Married Gertrude Ashby Bayne. Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr.[27]
John Bayne Breckinridge (1913–1979), Colonel in U.S. Army during World War II. Kentucky State Representative 1956–59, Attorney General of Kentucky 1960–64, 1968–1972, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1960, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1973–79. Son of Scott Dudley Breckinridge, Sr.[28]
Scott Dudley Breckinridge, Jr. (1917–2000) Deputy Inspector General of the C.I.A., author. Married Helen Virden Babbit. Son of Scott Dudley Breckinridge, Sr.[29]
Henry Skillman Breckinridge (1886–1960), Colonel in U.S. Army, United States Assistant Secretary of War, prominent attorney, U.S Fencing Champion (Épée), 1924. Son of Joseph Cabell Breckinridge, Sr. Married Ruth Bradley Woodman in 1910, member of prominent New England Perkins Family.
Elizabeth Foster Breckinridge (1911–2005), Prominent Washington, D.C. socialite and philanthropist. Daughter of Henry Skillman Breckinridge. Married to John Stephens Graham, attorney, Assistant U.S. Secretary of Treasury, Commissioner of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, brother of Katherine G. Howard.
Rev. William Lewis Breckinridge, D. D. (1803–1876) Born at Cabell’s Dale, Fayette County, Kentucky. Presbyterian minister for 45 years. Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Council. Son of John Breckinridge. Married Frances Prevost in 1823, Granddaughter of President Samuel Stanhope Smith of Princeton University.[30]

Francis Preston (1765–1736), Virginia House Delegate 1788–1789 1812–1814, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1793–1797, Virginia State Senator 1816–1820. Cousin of John Brown, John Breckinridge, and James Breckinridge, Grandson of Robert Preston.[31]
William Campbell Preston (1794–1860), South Carolina State Representative 1828–1834, U.S. Senator from South Carolina 1833–1842. Son of Francis Preston.[32]
William Ballard Preston (1805–1862), Virginia House Delegate 1830–1832 1844–1845, Virginia State Senator 1840–1844, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1847–1849, U.S. Secretary of War 1849–1850, Delegate to the Confederate States Congress from Virginia 1861–1862, Confederate States Senator from Virginia 1862. Nephew of Francis Preston.[33]
William Preston (1816–1887), delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1849, Kentucky State Representative 1850 1868–1869, Kentucky State Senator 1851–1853, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1852–1855, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1856, U.S. Minister to Spain 1859–1861. Nephew of Francis Preston.[34]
John Brown (1757–1837), Virginia State Senator 1784–1788, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia 1787–1788, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1789–1792, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1792–1805. Brother of James Brown, Cousin of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge, and Francis Preston.[35]

B. Gratz Brown (1826–1885), Missouri State Representative 1852–1858, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1860, U.S. Senator from Missouri 1863–1867, Governor of Missouri 1871–1873, candidate for Vice President of the United States 1872. Grandson of John Brown.[36]
James Brown (1766–1835), U.S. District Attorney in Kentucky 1791, Kentucky Secretary of State 1792–1798, Secretary of the Territory of Orleans 1804, U.S. District Attorney in Louisiana 1805–1808, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1813–1817 1819–1823, U.S. Minister to France 1823–1829. Brother of John Brown, Cousin of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge, and Francis Preston.[37]
Thomas H. Clay (1803–1871), U.S. Minister to Nicaragua 1863, U.S. Minister to Honduras 1863. Father-in-law of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge.[38]
Henry Donnel Foster (1808–1880), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1843–1847 1871–1873, Pennsylvania State Representative 1857, candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania 1860. Cousin of John C. Breckinridge.[39]
NOTE: Peter B. Porter was also uncle of U.S. Senator Augustus S. Porter.[40] Thomas H. Clay was also son of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Henry Clay,[41] brother of U.S. Representative James Brown Clay,[42] third cousin of U.S. diplomat Brutus Clay,[43] fourth cousin of U.S. Senator Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr.,[44] first cousin twice removed of U.S. Representative Matthew Clay[45] and Kentucky State Senator Green Clay,[46] third cousin once removed of U.S. Senator Clement Comer Clay,[47] and second cousin once removed of Alabama State Senator Matthew Clay,[48] U.S. Representative Brutus J. Clay,[49] and U.S. diplomat Cassius M. Clay.[50]

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Rename Franklin Street – Harry Lane

Posted on February 4, 2019 by Royal Rosamond Press

The City of Springfield has the opportunity right a great wrong. I suggest Franklin Street be renamed Harry Lane Way, because Harry’s grandfather was one of the world’s greatest racist and pro-slavery candidates. Joseph Lane led wars against Native Americans. This renaming can get national attention. This is much more that bringing down a Confederate statue. If the change is not possible, perhaps there is going to be a new street by the river, that can bare the name, Harry Lane. A plaque can explain why. Erasing the name Lane from all public records, would be impossible. Harry is a symbol of progress, that trumps Joseph’s history. Harry Lane was a Pacifist, and perhaps the first Democratic Progressive.

“Lane was one of a tiny handful of federal legislators who, for reasons of principle or partisanship, fought as hard as they could to prevent President Woodrow Wilson from taking the country into the fight.”

http://offbeatoregon.com/1307b-harry-lane-war-hero.html

Pro-Southern delegates, who had walked out of the Charleston convention in protest of its failure to adopt a federal slave code plank in its platform, did not participate in the Baltimore convention.[98][100] The delegates from Alabama and Louisiana – all of whom had walked out at Charleston – had been replaced with Douglas supporters from those states, leading to the nomination of Douglas and Herschel Vespasian Johnson for president and vice-president, respectively.[101] The protesting delegates convened five days later in Baltimore.[100] On the first ballot, Breckinridge received 81 votes, with 24 going to former Senator Daniel S. Dickinson of New York. Dickinson supporters gradually changed their support to Breckinridge in order to make his nomination unanimous, and Joseph Lane of Oregon was chosen by acclamation as his running mate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Breckinridge

Harry Lane – Is Our Man!

Posted on June 25, 2015by Royal Rosamond Press

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On this day, June 24, 2015, as historian to the Abolitionist Families of Benton and Fremont,  I declare the name of our County should be named after Harry Lane, the son of the Confederate, Joseph Lane. For the reason Joseph engaged in terrorism and slavery, and for the reason we are at war with ISIS who takes people as slaves, and for the reason the Confederate flag in South Carolina – must come down – let it be known, the sins of the father did not come down to Harry, who is a hidden treasure of liberalism and fair play for all. There not be any need for a name-change that would be very costly. Harry was a frugal politician who worked for the right for women to vote – and the Rose Festival of Portland.

For the last hour I searched google for a famous Lane in Oregon history, and had almost given up, when by divine providence, there before me is ‘The Man that Time Forgot’

Harry! This is your day! I will be petitioning all the elected officials of Oregon, to have your political history, be the outstanding history. So help me God!

Lane challenged white supremacist Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia on the floor of the Senate to acknowledge the successes of black farmers in the American South and protested instances of racial discrimination inserted into appropriations legislation.

It is obvious Harry was the opposite of his father, whom Lane County was named after. Let us carry on Harrry’s opposition to what is hateful and destructive.

Jon Presco

President: Royal Rosamond Press

Copyright 2015

As mayor, Lane was an enthusiastic host for a 1905 national convention in support of woman suffrage in 1905, and he was thereafter recognized as a friend of the movement for equality between the sexes.[8] He took a further step for the advance of women’s rights when he swore in Lola Baldwin to the Portland Police Bureau as one of the first female police officers in the United States on April 1, 1908.[9]

While mayor, at the end of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, he advocated for a “permanent rose carnival”, leading him to be called the “Father of the Portland Rose Festival“, which continues today.[10]

Lane was an advocate of direct democracy and led an unsuccessful voter referendum to establish municipal ownership of the Portland electric system.[6] A flurry of measures were taken before the voters — 32 proposals in 1909 alone.[6] Among his successes at the polls in these direct votes, Lane was instrumental in winning approval of a new mandate that future utility franchises granted by the city should be subject to popular vote rather than back-room dealmaking between interested parties and elected politicians.[6]

Throughout his life Lane was committed to exposing and correcting the wrongs suffered by Native Americans at the hands of European immigrants to America.[11] At a 1905 unveiling of a statue of Sacajawea Mayor Lane declared that violence between native and white populations had always been the result of “white people ill-treating the Indians who had befriended them.”[12]

Intent on proving himself a man of the people, Harry Lane set what might be a record for campaign frugality in his victorious effort, with his entire race run for the princely sum of $75 plus travel expenses.[11]

He was also known for frugality as a congressman, and did not conform to the modern stereotype of the free-spending liberal. He was reported as being “the most inquisitive man in Congress” when it came to federal appropriations, and was known as “the human question mark” by his colleagues in the Senate. He was opposed to deficits and the “pure waste of public funds.”[7]

Lane’s daughter was herself a member of the Socialist Party of America, as was her husband, the journalist Isaac McBride.[11] Upon his election the increasingly radical Harry Lane wasted no time in hiring his son-in-law as his personal secretary and administrative assistant.[11] McBride remained active in the anti-militarism activities of the Socialist Party even while working for Lane and was the intermediary between “Big Bill” Haywood of the Industrial Workers of the World and Lane, gaining the Senator’s help in an unsuccessful effort to spare the life of IWW cause célèbre Joe Hill.[11]

While in Congress he served on the Committee on Forest Reservations and Game Protection, the Committee on Fisheries,[1] and the Committee on Indian Affairs.[14] Lane regarded the last of these as his most important work, criticizing longstanding government policy aimed at “civilizing” the Native American population.[14]

Lane pulled no punches:

“I think the whole scheme of our management of the affairs of the Indian is a mistake. It is wrong; it is expensive to the Government; it is fatal to the Indians.”[15]

The poverty of the Indian population was through no fault of their own, Lane declared, with the Native American people prostrate while “the white man is astride them and is at work taking everything they have.”[15]

In addition to his distinctly radical views on Indian Affairs, Lane championed a number of other controversial views as a member of the Senate. He was a leading advocate for the woman suffrage movement, introducing resolutions in its behalf.[8] Lane also supported government ownership of the national telephone and telegraph networks, the merchant marine, and certain mining corporations.[8] He was critical of the Clayton Antitrust Act for its toothless inability to restrain the avarice of “big business and crooks.”[16]

Lane challenged white supremacist Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia on the floor of the Senate to acknowledge the successes of black farmers in the American South and protested instances of racial discrimination inserted into appropriations legislation.[8] He was skeptical about American claims of violation of property rights by the government and insurgent movements in Mexico and was an outspoken opponent of imperialism and for the national independence of the Philippines.[17]

In was with respect to American involvement in World War I that Lane was his most outspoken. Late in 1915 Lane joined Socialist Meyer London in co-sponsoring a resolution criticizing the deepening sense of war-related fear and calling upon Woodrow Wilson to convene a conference of neutral nations with a view to ending the European conflict.[16] Even after the resumption of unlimited German submarine warfare in their effort to blockade their enemies, Lane refused to support an end to diplomatic relations with the German empire.[16] Lane was an outspoken opponent of Wilson’s plan to arm merchant ships, arguing that the conservative Democratic President was thereby attempting to usurp the Congressional prerogative to declare war and to replace it with Executive authority.[18]

Joseph “Joe” Lane (December 14, 1801 – April 19, 1881) was an American politician and soldier. He was a state legislator representing Evansville, Indiana, and then served in the Mexican–American War, becoming a general. President James K. Polk appointed Lane as the first Governor of Oregon Territory. When Oregon was admitted as a state in 1859, Lane was elected one of Oregon’s first two U.S. Senators.

In 1860, Lane was nominated for Vice President of the pro-slavery Southern wing of the Democratic Party, as John C. Breckinridge‘s running mate. Lane’s pro-slavery views and sympathy for the Confederate States of America in the Civil War effectively ended his political career in Oregon.

A son was later elected U.S. Representative and a grandson U.S. Senator, making Lane the patriarch of one of the state’s most prominent political families

In 1853, after he was re-elected as Delegate in 1853, but before he left for Washington, D.C., Lane was appointed as brigadier general commanding a force of volunteers raised to suppress recent Native American violence. Lane led the force to southern Oregon to stop Native American attacks against settlers and miners there.[1] Lane was again wounded in a skirmish at Table Rock, in Sams Valley, not far from today’s cities of Medford and Central Point.[1]

Lane was also an active participant in the so-called Rogue River Wars of 1855–1856.[1]

In 1860, the Democratic Party split on the issue of slavery. Pro-slavery Democrats from the South left the national convention and nominated their own candidates: John C. Breckinridge for President, and Lane for Vice President.

This “Southern Democrat” ticket was defeated. With his defeat as Vice President and the beginning of the Civil War, Lane’s political career ended. His pro-slavery views had been controversial in Oregon; his pro-secessionist views were wholly unacceptable.[5] Lane became notorious for an exchange with Andrew Johnson of Tennessee on his last day in the Senate. Johnson had spoken in favor of the Union and denounced secession. A referendum on secession in Tennessee failed shortly thereafter, generally credited to Johnson’s speech. On March 2, Lane accused Johnson of having “sold his birthright” as a Southerner. Johnson responded by suggesting that Lane was a hypocrite for so accusing Johnson when Lane so staunchly supported a movement of active treason against the United States.[6]

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