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Posts published by “Katy Tahja”

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…

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…

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…

News From The Playa 2014

Brandenburg’s Concerto Number 3 being played by a live orchestra is not the kind of music you would expect to be performed at Burning Man,…

Biggest Bear History Mystery

As a bookseller at Gallery Bookshop I recently had the pleasure of selling a 60 year old but ever-wonderful picture book called “The Biggest Bear”…

200+ Schools in Mendocino County?

So an older man asks “My great-aunt told me years ago that when she was a kid she went to the Hiawatha and Minihaha schools in the north county. This was 100 years ago. Was she being truthful? Did these schools really exist and how did schools get named for poet Longfellow’s narratives?”

Mountain Outin’ To Yellowstone

There’s no sensation like being rocked to sleep in a berth on AMTRAK as the miles fly by to put a relaxing end to a…

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