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BETRAYED

Mom felt well enough to accompany me on a two-week road trip across Nevada to Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Oregon in my first car, a 1954 Ford Victoria. The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, and Sun Valley, Idaho, exceeded our expectations. When … Continue reading

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BASEBALL WITH FATHER, PART 2

Continuing with excerpts from my memoir, His Daughter’s Remembrance, our family followed the Seals away games to Oakland and Sacramento and planned vacations around games in distant cities. In August 1948 when we visited the Oregon Caves and Crater Lake … Continue reading

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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

We learned to expect the unexpected while traveling in California. After resting on a fire hydrant at Broadway and Main streets in Redwood City to check my notes and directions, I returned minutes later to see police vehicles and a … 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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PETROGLYPH and PICTOGRAPH ROCK ART

Petroglyphs are prehistoric images chiseled with stone and bone tools onto rock surfaces. Pictographs are prehistoric images painted with dyes made from plants and mineral pigments mixed with water. Many are found in California but few are easily accessible. Most … 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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