I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

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I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 am

Here's your main clue, and please, no jokes about The Three Stooges! :)

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It appears that the closest Einstein ever came to Death Valley was with his visits to the Petrified Forrest in Arizona, Balboa Park in San Diego, CA, and The San Francisco Bay Area. Too bad, he really missed out on a mind-bending experience!



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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Daw89446 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 pm

All three of you were on earth at in 1952-1955? :cool:

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Post by Sparky of SoCal » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:30 pm

Towhead?

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:32 pm

Sparky of SoCal wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Towhead?
I wish, we all have mostly gray hair.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by JesPortland » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:39 pm

Well you appear to be four years older than me but seem to be in better shape and you have your hair!

Back in nine weeks. Hope it is much warmer than my way too cold and windy last week October trip!

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Kauri » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:37 pm

I have no idea, but your post did make me read through biographies of Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, which I should have done long ago (though I couldn't find a biography of Death Valley Dazed anywhere :lol: and anyway reading bios of all three celebrities could possibly be considered cheating). Definitely an interesting post, I'll be curious to see what other folks guess and what the answer is.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by bluegreen kayak » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:44 pm

This is not easy, definitely need some help. You say the three pictures are our main clues; is it something visible in the pictures that you all have in common? Or is it something intangible?

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:34 pm

bluegreen kayak wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:44 pm
... is it something visible in the pictures that you all have in common? Or is it something intangible?
Hint: My year of birth is 1952 and Scotty's year of death is 1954 and Albert's is 1955. I'm feeling very old just thinking that ... I was alive when ...
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Sparky of SoCal » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:53 am

That was going to be my second guess.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by bluegreen kayak » Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:19 pm

You were all three alive when, umm, when Sports Illustrated published their first issue? Queen Elizabeth II was crowned? Marilyn Monroe married Joe Dimaggio? The Korean War ended, sort of? The average house cost $10, 250? Mount Everest was first ascended? Am I getting close? I looked up Death Valley on Wikipedia but didn't see any relevant dates.

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:32 pm

bluegreen kayak wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:19 pm
You were all three alive when, umm,
And the winner is bluegreen kayak for stating the funny/sad fact that I was still alive prior to Death Valley Scotty kicking the salt-encrusted bucket and Albert Einstein turning himself from mass back into energy.

It just seems weird to know that I was a little kid living four hours away from Scotty's Castle in Southern California while the legend was alive. Also weird that several of the mines in Death Valley were being worked as I grew from diapers to a driver's license. LOL

The King Midas Mine, which I visited in December of 2019 was worked until 1955. The Big Four Mine operations took place from 1944 to 1949, 1952, which visited in 2016. For over a decade the Billie Mine, an underground borax mine along the road to Dante’s View, was the only active mine in the park. In 2005 when the Billie Mine closed, the last of Death Valley’s mines had ceased operations.

I do remember watching Death Valley Days on black and white TV. The popular series ran from 1952 to 1970, it became a syndicated television series, with reruns (updated with new narrations) continuing through August 1, 1975. The radio and television versions combined to make the show "one of the longest-running Western programs in broadcast history.
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Daw89446 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 pm

Daw89446 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:28 pm
All three of you were on earth at in 1952-1955? :cool:
So was I wrong? I was your first responder ... :???:

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Post by Death Valley Dazed » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 am

Daw89446 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 pm
So was I wrong? I was your first responder ... :???:
You were spot on right off the bat but I wanted to see if anyone else wanted to join the Albert, Scotty, Dazed club. LOL
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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Daw89446 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:22 pm

:grin:

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Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Post by Kauri » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:47 pm

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 am
Daw89446 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 pm
So was I wrong? I was your first responder ... :???:
You were spot on right off the bat but I wanted to see if anyone else wanted to join the Albert, Scotty, Dazed club. LOL
Ah, I thought he was wrong, so I was trying to think of something else you all might have in common...
Though, technically, wouldn't it be 1952-54, not 1952-55? :grin:
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