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CAMP ABBOT, THEN and NOW

Part 2 Camp Abbot’s Officers’ Club, now known as Sunriver’s Great Hall, was a major training exercise and accomplishment that remains a distinguished landmark after more than 70 years. Work began October 1, 1943, and took six months to complete. … Continue reading

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CLASSIFIED MILITARY BASES

It required several attempts for us to gain access to Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base in San Diego County, California. Civilians are denied entrance during any “world conflict” or “police action”. In other words, war. During one narrow window … Continue reading

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BORDER TRAFFIC

Around the bend and down the grade of two-lane Highway 188, two Tecates sit on either side of the narrow river bordering California and Mexico. Trucks, semi and pickup, horns blaring, race every which way including straight down the middle … Continue reading

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HAPPY 157th BIRTHDAY, OREGON!

On February 14, 1859, Oregon was admitted to the Union as the 33rd state. The name “Oregon,” pronounced Or-eh-gun, is thought to be derived from one of two Indian words: either “oragan” from the Sautee tribe of Chippewa, meaning “casket” … Continue reading

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CALIFORNIA GOLD

Today California celebrates Gold Discovery Day with living history reenactments at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, El Dorado County, where James W. Marshall spotted gold flakes in the tailrace of John A. Sutter’s sawmill on the American River January … Continue reading

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