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george mcfly’s house

from back to the future (1985) posted in movies by pete_nice

Marty McFly finds his father, George McFly, as a young man when he travels to the past at this house. peeping Lorraine with binoculars in a tree.

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the gamble house

from back to the future posted in movies by pete_nice

Designed by Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene in the early part of the 20th century for Procter & Gamble executive David Gamble, the Gamble House is considered to be a masterpiece of the Arts & Crafts movement.

It also serves as Doc Brown's house in the Back to the Future trilogy.

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the house on the rock

from american gods, neil gaiman posted in literature by nevereatshreddedwheat

"So when we get to Madison, what then?"

"Take Highway 14 west to Spring Green. We'll be meeting everyone at a place called the House on the Rock. You been there?"

"No," said Shadow. "But I've seen the signs."


American Gods, Neil Gaiman

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mark twain’s grave

from mark twain posted in literature by donkeyoti

Mark Twain is buried, along with his family, at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.

Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910 at the age of 74.

The family plot has a plaque that is hung 2 fathoms (12 feet) high, the same distance that gave the writer his pen name.

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the last spike

from transcontinental railroad posted in history by pete_nice

Before Silicon Valley was a mecca of wealth and technology, Leland Stanford arranged for this area to be the final stop on the transcontinental railroad.

You can view the final spike in the famous achievement on display the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford.

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