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wind cave national park

from extinct animals, national park posted in history by pete_nice

The first cave to be classified as a national park, Wind Cave was established in 1903 by Teddy Roosevelt. The Lakota Sioux believed in their creation myth that the cave is where they emerged with the creation of the world.

In Salamandar Cave, another cave in the park, the oldest fossil of the now extinct Dire Wolf (Canis dirus) was found. The fossil dates to 252,000 years ago.

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jim jones in brazil

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

In February of 1962, Jim Jones moved with his family to the city of Belo Horizonte in Brazil. Originally staying at the first-class Hotel Financial, the family soon settled onto the street of Rua Maraba, surrounded by doctors, lawyers and other professionals.

The mysteries surrounding Jones's work during this time is a matter of debate. It was during this period that Jones first visited British Guiana.

The family moved back to Indianapolis in December of 1963.

Source 1, Source 2

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people’s temple of the disciples of christ

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

Built in 1912 for the First Church of Christ, Scientist denomination, this church was taken over by the Peoples Temple in 1972. Although their spiritual headquarters was in San Francisco at the time, the organization used this location for recruitment.

The building was abandoned when the Peoples Temple made their exodus to Guyana. Today, the building is the home to Iglesia Adventista Central church.

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peoples temple (sf)

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

The Peoples Temple moved to their new digs at this address in 1971, the former home of the Albert Pike Memorial Scottish Rite temple. The church purchased the building the following year for $122,500.

The group opened a branch in Los Angeles in 1972 as well. Eventually, they convinced many of the Angelinos to move to San Francisco. By 1975, Peoples Temple had abandoned their plan of making the Redwood Valley their "promised land", and instead focused on recruiting and building the congregation in the Bay Area.

Today, the location is a post office.

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Note: I'm not really sure if it's People's Temple or Peoples Temple. I initially thought that the apostrophe was used to indicate that the people owned the temple (People's), but maybe since the direction of the ownership was questionable in this instance, it is without the possessive form (Peoples).

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people’s temple of redwood

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

After Jim Jones read an Esquire magazine article about the best places to survive a nuclear holocaust, he moved his church and its followers to northern California.

The People's Temple took up residence at this location. As the church looked to expand its membership, it later moved to San Francisco.

Since 1995, it has been home to the Redwood Valley Assembly of God.

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