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people’s temple (original)

from jim jones, people’s temple, jonestown posted in history by pete_nice

After growing his congregation in a basement, Jim Jones moved the flock to this location of their first church. Renamed the "People's Temple," Jones organized soup kitchens and unemployment assistance for hundreds of people. He and his wife adopted eight children of several different ethnicities.

However, Jones's outspoken integration of African Americans into the conservative community caused a backlash in early 60's Indianapolis. His wife was spat on as she walked with their black child down the street.

Jones's sermons grew more fervid. He began faith-healing by removing tumors from people's bodies. These "tumors" were actually chicken livers removed by a sleight-of-hand trick, but the People's Temple believers were hooked.

When Jones thought the church should move to California to avoid a nuclear holocaust, 135 members loaded into buses and followed suit. The People's Temple had moved west...

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community unity church

from jim jones, people’s temple, jonestown posted in history by pete_nice

Back in 1954, Jim Jones was an up-and-coming Pentecostal-style bible thumper. After leaving the Methodist church because of their intolerance of African Americans, Jones had taken to selling monkeys door-to-door to raise money for his first ministry.

Established in 1955, the Community Unity Church rented a space for their congregation in the basement of this address. The following year, the church grew large enough for their own building at 975 N. Delaware, which became the first People's Temple.

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five fingers strand

from grabbers (2012) posted in movies by pete_nice

Much of the booze-filled horror/comedy of Grabbers was filmed on the Inishowen peninsula at the tippy-top of Ireland.

The beach scenes were filmed at the Lagg sand dunes of Malin Head, a unique topographical formation caused by persistent western winds over 5,000 years.

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joliet correctional center

from the blues brothers (1980) posted in movies by pete_nice

Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) picks up Jake (John Belushi) up from prison at the Joliet Correctional Center.

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fort harrison hotel

from scientology posted in history by tacopolis

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones wrote the lyrics to "Satisfaction" by the pool at the Fort Harrison Hotel.

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