August 25, 2011

August 25: James Lick Born, 1796

When his girlfriend's father challenged his poverty, James Lick set out to make his fortune.

The girl got away, but his life he led is remarkable.

Read article here.

Pictured: bust of James Lick at the Lick Observatory at the University of California. Photo by Oleg Alexandrov, published on Wikimedia Commons. 

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