Queen City Grove
10.30.2017
Bohemian Grove: Where the Rich and Powerful Go to Misbehave
The Washington Post, June 15, 2011


"Every July, some of the richest and most powerful men in the world gather at a 2,700 acre campground in Monte Rio, Calif., for two weeks of heavy drinking, super-secret talks, druid worship (the group insists they are simply “revering the Redwoods”), and other rituals.  Their purpose: to escape the “frontier culture,” or uncivilized interests, of common men.

The people that gather at Bohemian Grove — who have included prominent business leaders, former U.S. presidents, musicians, and oil barons — are told that “Weaving Spiders Come Not Here,” meaning business deals are to be left outside. One exception was in 1942, when a planning for the Manhattan Project took place at the grove, leading to the creation of the atom bomb."
Gateway to Charlotte, "The Queen City" - A mini Grove
Tryon Street with Molochs Gateway
Tryon Street =Thomas Tryon, author of, "The Other"
Molochcs = Moloch is the biblical name of a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice

Tryon Street Businesses:


The Mint Museum = Mini replica of One World Trade Center
The Hearst Building = Named after Wm. Randolp Hearst Sr. - Media mogul, who created one of the first false flag events:  explosion of the USS Maine, which started the Spanish-American War.
Duke Engery building =
Niki de Sainte Phalle
Firebird on the Arch at the Bechtler Museum = Firebird or Phoenix symbolizing regeneration
Bechtler Museum = Named after the Hans and Bessie Bechtler family of Zurich, Switzerland
Bernadins's Dining =  Elegant meat-centric New American spot - "Google"
RTE Transit Center = Raidió Teilifís Éireann (Ireland Broacast company)
Wells Fargo Plaza with reflecting pool and brass balls = symbolizes One World Trade Ctr in Manhattan waiting for the The Sphere
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks =
McCormick refers to the Galelic family name Cormac mac Airt, the High King of Ireland rumored to be King Arthur.  The O'Keeffe/O'Caimh family is part of the lineage.
Schmick is a North German occupational name for a maker of whips, or a nickname for a harsh person, from Middle Low German smicke 'whip'.
(Ancestry.com)  It also refers to Schmidt, or Smith--a reference to Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of the Latter Day Saints
Rí Rá Irish Pub = likely to refer to RIRA and/or other splinter groups of Real Irish Republican Army.

Street Names
:

Martin Luter King Jr.= refers to Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King.  The street had been named after Stonewall
Caldwell = location of one of the country's first black YMCAs (Crown Jewel)
Moorehead = possibly named after actress Agnes Moorehead, a lesbian who hails from Clinton, Mass.
Carson = reference to American frontiersman and/or James Harvey Carson, Brigadier General in the Virginia militia during the Civil War
Graham = Senators Bob and Lindsey Graham; Norman baron who came to Scotland, William de Graham (or de Graeme).  He was lord of Grantham in Lincolnshire which is where his name is believed to have been derived. (http://www.selectsurnames2.com/graham.html)
Stonewall = Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Confederate general.  His wife lived in Charlotte.
Stonewall riots and gay rights
Brevard = the location of Grace AME Zion Church, in the heart of Charlotte's Brooklyn district.
Camden = William Camden; historian, topographer and writer
Tremont = three mounts or over the hill
Mint = likely to refer to the gold reserve in Charlotte
Beam = Named after my family

Important Landmark:  Cathedral of Saint Patrick located on Dilworth Avenue
Firebird on the Arch
Wells Fargo Plaza, Charlotte
Also, anear the Molochs on Tryon Street - The woman is likely to be "Mammie" who stayed with the James Harvey Carson family after the Civil War.
"This is a priceless photograph.  These are the four sons of James Harvey Carson sitting with "Mammie," a former slave who stayed with the family after freedom.  She is sitting on the steps of her house that stood in back of the main house on South Tryon St.  Some might find it patronizing, but the relationship between black servants and their employers could be very warm and personal.  Notice her attire.  She no doubt adopted this form of dress in slavery days. See the kerchief on her head."
http://www.danandmary.com/carsonfamilynewp1.htm
Photo posted near the Molochs on S. Tryon Street
mmmmmm
Mammie with members of family
For more hidden gems about Charlotte's history, please visit the Crown Jewel