Western Railway Museum Visit

I had the opportunity to visit the Western Railway Museum this summer, while on a road trip through northern California. WRM is located about midway between Sacramento and Oakland, in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area. Aside from the main visitor center, the complex includes a heritage rail line, over 50 historic cars, car barns and... Continue Reading →

Booms to Burbs in Old San Diego

Did you know the City of San Diego had a local public rail transportation system as early as 1886? PanGIS occasionally uncovers remnants of this network buried beneath the streets. Using route maps and contemporaneous photographs, GIS Intern Rhiannon Killian created a story map outlining the rail networks and history of early San Diego public... Continue Reading →

Egyptian Revival and the SDERy

As a Senior Archaeologist/Historian with¬†PanGIS, Inc., a San Diego-based environmental consulting firm, many of the projects I consult on involve the evaluation of historic resources. The evaluation process includes research of the structure (building permits, architectural components) as well as its surroundings (historic maps, neighborhood histories). We then assess whether the resource meets criteria for... Continue Reading →

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