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Add Historical Photos On Google Maps

Now YOU can help put history in its place.

in conjunction with Google Maps
has created a really cool site where YOU can help keep part of our history and heritage alive. If a photo can really tell a thousand stories, then this site will unveil millions of tales.

Have you ever gone to visit a certain location or place after a long period of time?  Maybe it was just because you had fond memories and great experiences there only to find that when you arrived, everything had changed or even worse… it was gone?  I know, we all have.

Recently, my wife and I traveled to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA only to discover that our favorite places to visit there, and the things we loved to do most were now gone.  The entire area was being reconstructed and renovated and our fondest and most memorable good times were now just a picture in our minds eye.  Good thing we took some pictures while we were there.

WhatWasThere.com is an awesome way for US to give back to those who share some of our same wonderful memories, and for YOU to give back a little piece of History to those who might share memories in your favorite and most memorable areas.  Here’s what it used to look like at Jack London Square when we were there just 10 years ago.

How about 100 years ago?

Photo Screen Captured and Courtesy of:  WhatWasThere.com

Photographs are one of our most treasured and important material items in life and they really are meant to be shared.  Unfortunately they end up in albums under the coffee table, in shoe boxes up on a shelf, or in storage containers out in the garage where no one gets to enjoy them.

Sites like Picasa and Flickr allow us to now share our photos online, but a site like WhatWasThere now lets us keep and share not only our photos on line, but they’re mapped out geographically and our history, stories, and memories can be shared in the Digital world for many years to come if not forever!

Upload photos, it’s FREE, it’s fun and valuable to those who will see them yesterday, today, and in the years ahead.