Tag Archives: Chico History

Amond vs Almond: a California Colloquialism in a Nutshell

Early California immigrant almond farmers, who were predominantly European, settled in pockets according to their ethnicity/family/friends. They used their native word for almond until they began speaking more English. Some of the farmers may have kept their native word, or combined it with the English “almond” to create a slang word for it. Continue reading

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Chico’s Cold War missile base in the CN&R

Here is an article I recently published in the Chico News & Review on the unbelievable history of Chico’s Cold War missile base. http://www.newsreview.com/chico/house-of-titans/content?oid=13342974 You can see a longer, more in-depth version of the article here.

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John Bidwell: The Most Interesting Man You’ve Never Heard Of

I am the director/communications specialist for a historical documentary about John Bidwell, one of California’s leading pioneers and founder of Chico, California. It’s long but here is an excerpt from a 10-page Cal Humanities Grant I wrote about a week … Continue reading

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Basic Example of Photoshop Skills

This is a minor example of my Photoshop skills, just as a reference.

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Profile of my rephotography at “Inside Chico State”

This is a sample of my rephotography gallery and artist statement that appeared at Chico State in November of 2012.

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A chronicling of The City of Chico’s role in the Cold War

Chico’s Cold War Titan I Missile Base By Tyler Ash You can see the shorter version that was published in the Chico News & Review here. Beneath the soil lies a forgotten house of Titans, a subterranean facility known only … Continue reading

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