Monthly Archives: January 2016

Providence, Rhode Island

Providence is in Providence County, Rhode Island.

City of Providence, Rhode Island
Wikipedia


The Arcade Providence
65 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 454-4568

Built in the Greek Revival style in 1828, the Arcade is the United States’ oldest indoor shopping mall. After a $7 million renovation by the Northeast Collaborative Architects, the ground level contains 17 micro-shops and the upper two levels contain 48 low-cost micro-apartments. The micro-apartments are furnished and range in size from 225 to 450 square feet. The Arcade was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The Providence Preservation Society placed it on its list of the city’s 10 most endangered properties.

Gragert, Anna. “America’s Oldest Mall Now Contains 48 Charming Low-Cost Micro-Apartments”. My Modern Met. January 23, 2016. Accessed January 31, 2016.

Micro Lofts at the Arcade Providence”. Northeast Collaborative Architects. February 2013. Accessed January 31, 2016.

Desert Hot Springs, California

Desert Hot Springs, California …

City of Desert Hot Springs
Visit Desert Hot Springs

Points of Interest

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum
67616 E Desert View Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-7610

California Point of Interest #560 (as Yerxa’s Discovery), added December 19, 1980.

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum is also known as Cabot’s Old Indian Pueblo Museum and Yerxa’s Discovery.

Spas

Desert Hot Springs is known for its spas.

Anahata Springs Spa and Retreat
11740 Mesquite
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 673-8689

Aqua Soleil Hotel & Mineral Water Spa
14500 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-4481

Desert Hot Springs Inn
67840 Hacienda Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 660-0246
A dog-friendly resort—no extra room charge, no size limits, and no breed restrictions.

Desert Hot Springs Spa Hotel
10805 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6000

El Morocco Inn & Spa
66810 Fourth Street
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 288-2527

Hacienda Hot Springs Inn
12885 Eliseo Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-2885

Hope Springs
68075 Club Circle Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-4003

The Hotel Lautner
67710 San Antonio Street
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 832-5288

Lido Palms Resort & Spa
12801 Tamar Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6033

Living Waters Spa
13340 Mountain View Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-9988
A clothing-optional mineral water spa.

Miracle Manor Retreat
12589 Reposo Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6641

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa
10625 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-6000

Nurturing Nest
11149 Sunset Avenue
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(888) 557-0066

Sagewater Spa
126899 Eliseo Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 220-1554

Sandpiper Springs Spa & Retreat
12800 Foxdale Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-6455

The Spring Resort and Day Spa
12699 Reposo Way
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-6700

Tuscan Springs Hotel & Spa
68187 Club Circle Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 251-0189

Two Bunch Palms Spa Resort
67425 Two Bunch Palms Trail
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 329-8791

Vista Ventana Spa & Resort
11220 Palm Drive
Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240
(760) 671-9907

Today in History: January 30

1961
Maud Stevens Wagner (1907)

Maud Stevens Wagner (1907)

Died today: Maud Stevens Wagner (February 1877–January 30, 1961)

Wagner was the first known female tattoo artist in the United States.

A contortionist and aerialist with the traveling circus, she met Gus Wagner at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (World’s Fair) in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. Gus was a tattoo artist who described himself as “the most artistically marked up man in America.” Gus wanted a date with Maud; Maud wanted to learn how to tattoo. A deal was made and Gus taught her how to “hand poke” tattoos. A few years later they were married.

Gus and Maud had a daughter, Lotteva, who started tattooing at nine years old. Lotteva became a tattoo artist too, practicing until her death in 1993. Oddly, Lotteva did not have any tattoos of her own. Maud forbade Gus from tattooing their daughter and Lotteva did not want to be tattooed by anyone but her father.

As an apprentice to her husband, Maud learned how to do traditional “hand poked” tattoos—even though the tattoo machine had been invented—and became a tattoo artist herself. Together, the Wagners were two of the last tattoo artists to work entirely by hand, without modern tattoo machines.

Maud and Gus eventually left the circus and traveled around the United States, working as both tattoo artists and “tattooed attractions” in vaudeville houses, county fairs, and amusement arcades. The Wagners are credited with bringing tattoo artistry inland, away from the coastal cities where tattooing had begun in the United States.

Wagner was born in February 1877, in Lyon County, Kansas. She died on January 30, 1961, at age 83, in Lawton, Oklahoma.

2007 Quote:
“The American public understands the next president is going to have to be prepared to immediately step in and act without hesitation to end our involvement in the Iraqi conflict.”
— Joe Biden, quoted in The Washington Post


On January 30, 2016, nine years later, the United States was still involved in Iraq.

Today in History: January 1

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Every
Year
January 1 is the first day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years).
Every
Year
New Year’s Day in the Gregorian calendar.

During the Middle Ages under the influence of the Catholic Church, many countries in western Europe moved the start of the year to one of several important Christian festivals—December 25 (the birth of Jesus), March 1, March 25 (the Annunciation), or even Easter. Eastern European countries (most of them under the influence of the Orthodox Church) began their numbered year on September 1 from about 988.

In England, January 1 was celebrated as the New Year festival, but from the 12th century to 1752 the year in England began on March 25. So, for example, the Parliamentary record notes the execution of Charles I as occurring on January 30, 1648, (since the year did not end until March 24), although modern histories adjust the start of the year to January 1 and record the execution as occurring in 1649.

Most western European countries changed the start of the year to January 1 before they adopted the Gregorian calendar. For example, Scotland changed the start of the Scottish New Year to January 1 in 1600. England, Ireland and the British colonies changed the start of the year to January 1 in 1752. Later that year in September, the Gregorian calendar was introduced throughout Britain and the British colonies. These two reforms were implemented by the Calendar (New Style) Act 1750.

January 1 became the official start of the year as follows:

1362 — Grand Duchy of Lithuania
1522 — Republic of Venice
1544 — Holy Roman Empire (Germany)
1556 — Spain, Portugal
1559 — Prussia, Sweden
1564 — France
1576 — Southern Netherlands
1579 — Duchy of Lorraine
1583 — Northern Netherlands
1600 — Scotland
1700 — Russia
1721 — Tuscany
1752 — Great Britain (excluding Scotland) and its colonies

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Today in History: Index

January 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31
February 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29
March 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31
April 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30
May 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
17   18   19   20   21   22   23   24   25   26   27   28   29   30   31
June 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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July 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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August 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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September 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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October 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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November 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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December 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12   13   14   15   16
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Miscellaneous January 0   February 30