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Historical twist

March 2, 2011

Even pioneering gold rush towns aren’t immune to progress. Sutter’s Mill, where gold was first spotted in 1848, was closed in 1850, due to “inefficiency”.   114 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

Gold! The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation

I received a prepublication copy of this book (November 17, 2015) through NetGalley with the understanding that I would publish are review on my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + pages along with NetGalley, Amazon and Goodreads. 176 more words


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

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