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Burning Man, Chicago & 17,000 Book Lovers

Freely admitting I’m a country bumpkin that doesn’t get to the big city very often a recent trip to Chicago to attend the American Booksellers Association convention drew me into…

Mount Tam Quandary

Sometime you can make a discovery of a wonderful getaway - someplace full of visual beauty and fascinating history - a place you could love EXCEPT for one thing that…

Mendocino County Poor Farm

In 1904 California state government provided a framework in law ordering Boards of Supervisors to construct, officer (administer), and maintain hospitals and almshouses to provide for indigent, sick and dependent…

British Columbia By Rail

People who love riding trains realize in this 21st century the lines are vanishing. If you suspect a spectacular stretch of rail travel is in danger of eliminating passenger service…

Death In Mendo, 1949

Sometimes the museum where I docent gets a donation that opens my eyes with amazement. The “Family Worksheets” for six months from late 1949 into 1950 from a local funeral…

Coffee For 70,000—Burning Man 2015

Coffee For 70,000—Burning Man 2015

Every year at Burning Man I’m enthralled by the music and art but fascinated by the nuts and bolts of what it takes to keep a city of 70,000 functioning.…

Back Country Bridge to Nowhere

Back Country Bridge to Nowhere

My husband’s idea of a great day trip is anything that involves trains and back roads so we headed over to Maxwell on I-5 to satisfy his curiosity about an…

California’s 58 Curious Counties

If someone handed you a map of California with the 58 counties outlined and a list of their names could you put the right name within the right boundary? I…

The Great Flu of 1918, Mendocino County

For fascinating listening there is “The Great Influenza” by John Barry. It’s available from the County Library and provides hours of informative material on a disease that killed millions worldwide…

Mendocino Mortality a Century Ago

Mendocino Mortality a Century Ago

As a historian I’m the first person to admit I can start a project writing about one planned topic, influenza in Mendocino County in 1918, and get totally sidetracked and…

Over 114 Post Offices

Research Rapture? It’s what happens when a history mystery is handed to your historian correspondent and time and resources allow hours of delving into facts and figures. I was given…

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