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LARRY'S WEB SITES

Hi! Listed below are my web sites. They consist of a lot of different subjects: A beautful waterfall; sudden death on an ammunition ship or the fear aboard an aircraft carrier when attacked; historic bridges and a beautiful mesa; hiking at Feather Falls; a site about my fun, yet erratic, radio career; a site about another DJ I know; a discussion of my Vietnam War experiences - when aboard my aircraft carrier or ammunition ship; and my novel from 1986. These and other subjects are listed below.

I built my first web site in 1998 and building them has been very rewarding. But, perhaps the most rewarding part of this whole odyssey of building web sites on subjects that I find fascinating has been the great e-mails that I have received. I have heard from people who I had not heard from for decades. I have also heard from perfect strangers who have turned out to be great friends. I am always surprised at the emotions that some of my sites bring out. I have been able to help some of these folks find old friends and information about subjects that truly were important to them.

I seem to keep coming up with new ideas for new sites. I guess that as long as I keep getting good comments and interesting e-mails from you all I will keep producing them. Click on 'em and enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Over the years I've traveled a bit and several locations have prompted ideas for my various web sites. As you can see, in addition to hiking and visiting various areas, I have also sat down at a few!

Here I am at the City of Refuge on the Island of Hawaii in June 2005. Mark Twain sat on this rock in 1867. I am sure it was no softer for him. (He wrote about it in his book, "Roughing It.")

Oddly, here is another photo of me sitting on rocks! They were no softer. This time it's at Red Rock Canyon, just west of Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2008.

Seems the older I get the more likely I am to get caught sitting down! This is at Fort Bragg, CA in June 2010.

OK, one more. I am in Death Valley at Zabriskie Point on April 17, 2011. I travel quite well for a "doddering old man!"

THANKS!...... LARRY MATTHEWS


SOME MIGHT SAY I LIVE IN THE PAST....

April 1972

But I don't! I have a great present and, hopefully, a bright future. But I DO APPRECIATE the past and know that it is important. We Americans must remember the past and learn from it. My experiences in life have taught me a lot. My websites reflect my concerns on a lot of different topics; be they serious or silly. I hope at least some of my sites will bring you something you can learn from - or at least have fun with!


ACKNOWLEDGMENT!

It's time to give credit where credit is due. I would not be able to bring all of the photos on my web pages to you without the great assistance of Scott Roberts, my oldest friend. And I do want to stress OLD! Without his technical assistance regarding the photos I would only have words to tell you about the great places I have seen. Thanks Scotty!

SOME VERY NICE E-MAILS!

Dear Larry,

Just came across your website(s) today and spent a few enjoyable hours reading about many of your different and interesting topics. You are like California's internet version of the Discovery Channel. I hope you continue to add pages that are as interesting and fun to read as the ones you already have.

Next time I am in Northern Cali I look forward to visiting many of the places I read about on your pages. I love that kind of stuff.

From one Californian who loves stories and information about interesting places and people from the past to another, I want to thank you for the work you put into your websites, and look forward to more in the future.

Joe, Los Angeles, California - February 1, 2007.

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Hi Larry,

I came across your Lovin' Spoonful web site and I had to write and thank you for doing such a great job. It's not that others haven't tried and succeeded to one degree or another, but yours was the best I have seen. We are in the process of exploring possibilities for a definitive DVD based on the Lovin' Spoonful and it's history from the 50's on. I may want to contact you for unique info you may have if that is allright with you. Again thanks for doing such a good job.

Best regards, Steve Boone - July 5, 2007

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Dear Larry,

I grew up in Oroville. I've spent the last 9 years in the military (sadly,I haven't been back to visit Oroville since the night I graduated High School). I love reading the stories on your site. They bring back many fond memories of the area.

I remember my father taking me to the old train tunnel, and hiking up to the "O" on the side of Table Mt.

I look forward to reading more of your stories and seeing pictures of the area (both new and old)

Thanks a million,

Tracy Main, U.S. Navy, San Diego, CA - February 28, 2008

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Dear Larry,

My name is Chris and I've been an admirer of your websites for some time.

Today I took a trip up to Table Mountain to do some geocaching and saw a couple of waterfalls along the way. I did a little research and came across your set of websites again and read all about the "O" and various falls.

Thank you for the great info on your sites.

Chris Dold, Stockton, CA - December 30, 2009

NOTICE: The use of images and quotes from others on all of my web sites is not for profit and is for instructional and educational use only. Therefore they are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, Per Title 17, United States Code, Section 107.


Rosie: Spring 1996 to June 8, 2011. Rest In Peace.

LIST OF LARRY'S WEB SITES

NAVAL HISTORY

THE LOST AMERICAN AMMUNITION SHIPS
Tribute To Those Ships Lost in Incidents in 1944.

THE LOST AMERICAN AIRCRAFT CARRIERS
US Aircraft Carriers Damaged or Destroyed During Wartime.

USS ORISKANY - MEMORIES OF VIETNAM
Story of the Great Aircraft Carrier During the Last Year of the Vietnam War. Plus, where she is today!

USS MAUNA KEA (AE-22) - IN MEMORIAM
Memories and photos of my time aboard a US Ammunition Ship off of Vietnam.

LOCAL HISTORY AND RECREATION

THE FEATHER FALLS VILLAGE WEB SITE
Photos and comments about a vanished town!

THE OROVILLE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969
A website dedicated to my high school class.

LARRY'S FEATHER FALLS WEB SITE
History, Pictures and Stories about one of the most fabulous Waterfalls in California!

HISTORIC BRIDGES IN BUTTE, NEVADA AND YUBA COUNTIES.
Nine Historic Bridges in Northern California!

TABLE MOUNTAIN IN BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Pictures and Information About Hiking The Beautiful Mesa!

COVERED BRIDGES OF CENTRAL OREGON
Our visit to Oregon with great photos of some of the best Covered Bridges in that state!

BIG BALD ROCK AND BALD ROCK DOME IN BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.
A location of bizarre rock formations and beauty in Northern California.

THE OROVILLE DAM TRAIN TUNNEL COLLISION.
The story of a fatal train wreck during the construction of Oroville Dam.

MY BABY'S GONE TO GRIDLEY.
A whimsical song about a long lost love who ran off to Gridley, CA.

MY NEWSPAPER COLUMNS AND NOVEL

LARRY'S COLUMN
Articles from my current "Territorial Dispatch" Column.

THE WAY IT USED TO BE
Articles from my past "Territorial Dispatch" Column.

AMERICAN ARMAGEDDON - WHEN THE UNITED STATES LOST WORLD WAR II
My Novel from the 1980's.

RADIO PERSONALITIES

MY LONG ODYSSEY IN RADIO
My Erratic Radio Career and an Evaluation of Radio in the 21st Century.

MOE HOWARD - THE STORY OF A DISC JOCKEY.
The story of a real Radio Icon in Northern California.

PLEASE E-MAIL ME IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS ABOUT ANY OF MY WEB SITES. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS:

writerlarry@hotmail.com

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THIS WEBSITE WAS LAST UPDATED ON AUGUST 10, 2014.