User talk:Tim1965

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Wiki event questions[edit]

Tim, have you ever heard of someone who has been "disinvited" to a wikipedia event? Montanabw(talk) 23:40, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Never. - Tim1965 (talk) 18:57, 18 July 2014 (UTC)
    • Email me, I have a "situation" I'd like your opinion on. Montana wiki-drama in real life. Montanabw(talk) 19:15, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion for changing the name of the article[edit]

Hi Tim, I wanted to add "company info box" to Union Labor Life Insurance Company and realized that the article is about Ullico, but have information mostly about Union Labor Life Insurance Company. It might be confusing, so I suggest either changing the name of the article to main company name "Ullico" or perhaps creating two separate articles and keeping the one about Union Labor Life Insurance Company as subsidairy of Ullico. Please let me know what your thoughts before I make any changes. Klapouchy (talk) 20:36, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Since the company changed its name formally to ULLICO, and then made Union Labor Life a subsidiary, I think the name of the article should be changed to Ullico (lower caps, except for the first letter. That's how the company refers to itself now.) This has the advantage of allowing future contributors to add new sections on new subsidiaries, so the article can be updated and grow. If, at some future date, there is enough information on Ullico and its subsidiaries to warrant a separate article for Union Labor Life, we can change the redirect and move the text over again. But I'd agree going forward with Ullico. - Tim1965 (talk) 22:02, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon![edit]

Company F, 3rd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, in Fort Stevens, Washington DC (ca. 1861).jpg


Sorry for the last minute update, but our friends at the DC Historical Society have scheduled a Battle of Fort Stevens Edit-a-Thon to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle fought in the District. The event will last from noon to 2 PM on Wednesday, July 30. Hope you can make it!


James Hare

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Metropolis (1927 film)[edit]

Aiming to get this up to GA. Would you be interested in expanding/improving it?♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:04, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

Come one and come all. To a presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history.

Picture your self leading the masses to improve Wikimedia one article at a time.
  • Show the Internet who is the better editor.
  • Be the creator of culture that you know you are.
  • Spread the knowledge of noteworthy people who no one but you cares about.
  • Lead the charge to a better Wikipedia --- eventually.

Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:08, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet[edit]

See you at the Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street, Laurel, MD on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST. See for more information. Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:13, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC invites revolutionaries, free thinkers, and other sundry editors to a DC WikiSalon[edit]

The WikiSalon is a special meetup usually held during the first and third full weeks of every month, from 7 PM to 9 PM. It's an informal gathering of Wikimedia enthusiasts, who come together to discuss Wikimedia wikis and collaboratively edit. There's no set agenda, and guests are welcome to recommend articles for the group to edit or edit on their own.

If you're coming by Metro, the closest station is Dupont Circle (on the Red Line). If you're driving, a lot of parking opens up downtown after 6:30 PM, so finding a parking space (even a free one) should be easy. Once you've found the building, go to Cove on the second floor. We will be in the conference room.

When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: The Cove, Dupont Circle, 1730 Connecticut Avenue NW, 2nd floor, 20009, DC

For more information, see

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 02:26, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Wikimedia DC's Wonderful meetups[edit]

Wikimedia DC's Upcoming meetups

  • Thursday, September 11: “Wikipedia and YOUR History: Taking Control of the Internet, One Article at a Time!”
    A presentation at the Laurel Historical Society about how you can help verify, validate, and edit the information that is on the front line of local history. Laurel Pool Room, 9th and Main Street in Laurel, MD. 7 PM.
  • Wednesday, September 17: WikiSalon
    Come for the pizza, stay for the conversation. 7 PM – 9 PM
  • Saturday, September 20: September Meetup
    Get dinner and drinks with fellow Wikipedians! 6 PM
  • Sunday, September 21: Laurel History Edit-a-Thon
    Local history for Wikipedia! 10:15 AM – 4 PM
  • Saturday, September 27 – Sunday, September 28: Please RSVP for the Open Government WikiHack at Eventbrite by clicking on the link. The National Archives and Records Administration and Wikimedia DC are teaming up to come up with solutions that help integrate government data into Wikipedia. 10:30 AM – 5 PM each day

My best regards, Geraldshields11 (talk) 22:50, 6 September 2014 (UTC)


Poppies in the Sunset on Lake Geneva.jpg A Commemoration Barnstar
For excellent work on the Cross of Sacrifice. Hchc2009 (talk) 18:01, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Gosh, thanks!!! - Tim1965 (talk) 18:17, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Memorial Bridge approaches[edit]

I'm wondering if you have any maps from about 1928 showing the planned approaches. I'm trying to figure out exactly what was added to the state highway system in 1928 (pp. 23-24). In particular, had the exact route of the Lee (now Arlington) Boulevard been set, or was it going to run closer to the cemetery? (There were further additions in 1930 (p. 20) and 1938 (p. 20), which almost perfectly match the mileage of current US 50 and SR 237, but I'm unable to figure out exactly what was added when.) Also, any idea where "Porter Woods'" was? Thanks. --NE2 19:57, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

PS: you might find the maps on interesting, showing how US 50 literally had a gap. --NE2 20:00, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Boy, Porter Woods -- I've never heard of that before. I wish I had maps of the area prior to 1928, but I don't. The only thing I can think of is whether there isn't a topographical map from the US Geological Survey from the 1920s. That might show the streets and highways prior to 1928. - Tim1965 (talk) 01:25, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

I was hoping for something from about 1928 showing what the plans were at that time (like File:Army Quartermaster Corps proposed Arlington Memorial Bridge and approaches - 1926.jpg but updated with the Lee Boulevard and Straight-to-the-Bridge Route). I have found some pre-1928 maps, but proposed roads aren't on them: 1900, 1915, as well as 1938. --NE2 03:03, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
I am not sure if there is a proposed road map. A "before" map, that shows roads before any new roads were built, is maybe the best we can hope for. I don't have access to the Virginia archives, nor National Capital Parks and Planning Commission files. I found my map because I've done a lot of articles about Arlington National Cemetery, and lucked out in coming across that one map. But I will check around; someone might know something over at Greater Greater Washington blog or something. - Tim1965 (talk) 03:16, 17 September 2014 (UTC)

Japanese deportation[edit]

Ok, I couldn't see those pages. But there are sources, any chance you could find and add them? The figure seems correct and matches what our article on the subject says. Dougweller (talk) 15:55, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

I will try to find citations for that (although noting the size of the Japanese-American internment is not essential on the "Deportation" page). I see there's no actual citations there on Japanese-American internment, either. That's kind of a major omission. If "various sources" say 110,000 to 120,000 internees, then those sources should be cited on the Japanese-American Internment page. I ran into the same problem on the page USS Maine Mast Memorial, where various authoritative sources gave wildly differing numbers of crew, dead, and interments. I don't have an elegant solution to the problem; footnoting the discrepancies seemed to gloss over the problem in that article. - Tim1965 (talk) 16:34, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

The wonderful annual meeting! And more![edit]

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Hello, fellow Wikipedian!

I am excited to announce our upcoming Annual Meeting at the National Archives! We'll have free lunch, an introduction by Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, and a discussion featuring Ed Summers, the creator of CongressEdits. Join your fellow DC-area Wikipedians on Saturday, October 18 from 12 to 4:30 PM. RSVP today!

Also coming up we have the Human Origins edit-a-thon on October 17 and the WikiSalon on October 22. Hope to see you at our upcoming events!


James Hare

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I see you wrote Holmead's Burying Ground. I came across that subject a few years ago while researching my place in Dupont. My friend that lives at 20th and S doesn't believe he lives on a former cemetery site. I'll have to tell him to check out the article to prove otherwise. (just in time for Halloween!) APK whisper in my ear 01:23, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

  • If he doesn't believe, I can play Sounds From the Haunted House outside his apartment window some night to prove it.  :) - Tim1965 (talk) 02:08, 19 October 2014 (UTC)