The California Trail

If you’re driving to or from California this summer, you’re following one of the great wagon trails left by our forefathers.  Consider taking a little time along the way to learn about the route and the intrepid travelers that built this nation.   Most of the California emigrants took the northern route from St. Louis …

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The Emperor of the United States

  California is known for some pretty odd characters. It started in the early days; the crazy time of the 49’ers brought out some outrageous personalities. One of the biggest was Joshua Abraham Norton - The Emperor of the United States. Norton was an Englishman that grew up in South Africa. He was a successful …

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Politics: Wasn’t it Always a Wild and Crazy Sport?

  It’s the end of the presidential election season.   Most of us feel relieved about that, but very nervous about the results.  It feels like we’re on the verge of civil war, there are so many angry people on both sides.  And no matter who wins, there are going to be some very bitter people who …

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