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Slip Slidin' Away

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

So, my gorgeous ex-fiancee says to me “Did you forget anything”? I sez, “If I did I don’t remember it!”, and we’re on the road again. 1,131 more words

Willis Autobiography

Placerville and UNC

Placerville, California would seem to be an unlikely location for a university, much less a large institution that would belong to the Pacific-8 (now 12) conference in athletics. 1,021 more words

A Coach At Heart

More fun than I should be allowed to have...

Last weekend, Susan surprised me with a weekend vacation to Gold Country in California.  She told me to pack a bag, load up the cameras and tripods, and we headed out!  1,547 more words

January 24, 1848: All That Glitters

James Marshall was a carpenter hired to oversee construction of a sawmill for John Sutter in Coloma, California. His agreement with Sutter provided that he would receive a portion of the lumber for his services. 460 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

In that mood

It’s been creeping up on me slowly all day. That old feeling of being unsatisfied without knowing why. Angry at myself. Or at the world. Sick of bad news on the radio. 110 more words


Marshall Gold Discovery Park Visitors See History In Action


Visitors to James Marshall Gold Discovery Historic Park in Coloma are getting an added treat.

Workers were placing the final trusses in place for a new replica of Sutter’s Mill where the California Gold Rush was spawned. 350 more words


Riches to Rags: The Men Who Found Gold

Anyone who has ever studied history of the United States will associate the words, ‘Sutter’s Mill,’   in connection with the California Gold Rush of 1849.   They may know John Sutter as owner of that mill, and they may even know that it was James W. 920 more words

History Of The West