The original Google barge?

My Trivia Bee co-champion Kevin Shawver sends this photo.

No, not the Google barge 1.0, “a building that was removed from Treasure Island at the end of the Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-40. It was towed to San Mateo,” Shawver writes.

He couldn’t help but add, “Now we know what to do with the Stockton Arena! Move it and sell it!”

Shawver also showed why he was the perfect ringer at a local-history-themed trivia bee. “Do know there are a couple of GG Intl Expo buildings in Riviera Cliffs? One is a replica of poet Robert Burns’ boyhood home in Scotland, the other is a cottage that was burlesque dancer Sally Rand’s dressing room.”

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