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Model T Rides Again

Model T Rides Again

A Model T bought new in Sonora more than 90 years ago has been sold for only the second time. And as part of the bargain, the original owner’s grandson had a chance to drive it for the first time.

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Gold Rush Medical Practices, Part 2: Doctors and Treatments of Every Description

Gold Rush Medical Practices, Part 2: Doctors and Treatments of Every Description

Those lured to California’s gold fields in the mid-1850s faced en route a host of hazards. Once the travelers arrived, harsh conditions, violence and disease took a further toll in a place where medical care was primitive and sometimes subject to creative license.

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Tale of the Mystery Miner

Tale of the Mystery Miner

In 1955, Kyle Atkins and two cousins found a dead man in a remote cabin near Jamestown. In the newly released Winter 2013/14 Issue of Friends and Neighbors, Atkins tells of that boyhood fishing trip gone awry. Fifty-eight years later, Chris Bateman picks

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