In all my moves over the years, I have lived and worked in some rather interesting locations. I have lived in a house that was literally right on the Oregon Trail (we could still see the ruts running from East to West). For many years I was stationed at a base that had the first Marine Recruit Depot on the West Coast, had my office in both the old Marine Brig and the infamous Naval Prison there, and ran a rifle range that dated back to World War I (Mare Island was also the first Navy Base on the west coast). I have served at the site of WWII battles, Indian Wars era Cavalry Posts, and where the US built the first atomic bomb and conducted it's first rocket tests. However, where I am working now and will be working next week is unique in itself. Now very little of San Francisco from before 1906 survives, the Great Fire took care of almost all of the town. But are still a lot of unique sites around, even if the original buildings are gone. Where I work now is the former site of "Fort Gunnybags", the headquarters of the Committee of Vigilance in 1856. I knew of it even before I moved here, and it had a pretty grim reputation. Created to help end the corruption of San Francisco, several corrupt politicians were hanged here. And it got the name because those in the committee built a wall of burlap sandbags to prevent it from being stormed (they even mounted cannons on the roof). However, it burned down in the fire of 1906. Much like the place I am moving to next week. Across the street from the Transamerica Pyramid", it was the destination and headquarters of the Pony Express when it was in operation. However, it also is gone, and I could not even find a photo or drawing of the original building.