Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese
The Head of John Muir sits on Highway 198 carved out of wood.
The Head of John Muir sits on Highway 198 carved out of wood.

History


Some of the lesser known and more bizarre history of California is featured here ranging from the U.S. attempts at having a camel corps in the 1800s to Japanese attacks on California during World War II and even to the amazing journey of Elmer McCurdy's corpse! Prepare yourself for stories about how a clock provided an albi, the Emperor of the United States, the great state of Jefferson, and Joaquin Murrietta's horse groomer!

The Alibi Clock Angel's Flight The Attack on Goleta Battle of Los Angeles Bert Barrett's Left Arm The Corpse of Elmer McCurdy Cottonwood Charcoal Kilns Daggett Emperor Norton Galilee The Giant Steer of Buttonwillow The Head of John Muir Joaquin Murrieta's Horse Groomer Longest Burning Light Bulb in the World Muroc Maru Pasadena Cheeseburger Plaque Route 66 - End of the Trail Standard Oil State of Jefferson USS Recruit

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