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    Thank you Mr. Fairlane. I did a little searching...

    Thank you Mr. Fairlane. I did a little searching after I posted, and discovered most of it has been fenced off because of vandals and illegal activity that was going on. Bummer.
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    Town With Four Names

    While obsessively reading back issues of Desert Magazine, I came across an article, Town With Four Names, page 33. According to the article, this town was called White Horse, McClanesville, Ora, and...
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    shirohniichan, If its the one I'm thinking of,...

    shirohniichan,

    If its the one I'm thinking of, its right along the highway, it has a state historical marker in front of it, and it is otherwise not open to the public. It's about a five minute...
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    Thanks, HollyDolly. According to the article, it...

    Thanks, HollyDolly. According to the article, it was called Four Hole because, before anyone thought to name it, there were four cemeteries around it. If anyone is interested in reading it, its...
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    Real Quick, I've been investigating the Murder of...

    Real Quick, I've been investigating the Murder of Frank Fox at the Carrizo Stage Coach Station in the Anza-Borrego in March of 1890. What I've been trying to do is find someone who knows the story...
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    Four Hole City

    I was perusing the Mohave County Miner, February 1st, 1890, and came across an article entitled Alias The Parson, about Four Hole City and its first successful parson, Red Murphy. Successful in that...
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    Well, that's a hoot. I would have liked to have...

    Well, that's a hoot. I would have liked to have heard more about how they got the coal. Is there a mine entrance on the island?
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    Do me a favor, Ernie. Could you ask your son if...

    Do me a favor, Ernie. Could you ask your son if he's ever heard anyone in Campo talk about Bill Hill? His real name was William T. Hills, but he was born there in Campo, a 'Mountain of a Man', who...
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    That is an interesting piece. Thank you, Toysx2....

    That is an interesting piece. Thank you, Toysx2. I'll give the County Recorder's Office. I'm pretty sure that the one mine I came across is in the Jacumba Mining District, but that didn't exist...
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    Locating Old Claims

    I've come across a couple of old mines that don't appear on topo maps and, in most cases, don't even appear to have a road to them. Where would you go to find records of claim recordings for an area?...
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    Did you ever stop and think how God does not put...

    Did you ever stop and think how God does not put all his sunbeams into corn, potatoes and flour? Did you ever notice the prodigality with which He scatters these sunbeams over the universe? ...
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    Eulogy For a Gambler

    Speaking of Rawhide -- Nell Murbarger in her book "Ghosts of the Glory Trail" calls this 'Eulogy for a Gambler' a western classic. Riley Grannan was a 'plunger', a top-notch, maybe even ...
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    Can you give us some more details to the Legend...

    Can you give us some more details to the Legend of Chicken Boy?
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    That's what I needed to know. Thanks, Darin.

    That's what I needed to know. Thanks, Darin.
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    Thing is, you used to have the option of...

    Thing is, you used to have the option of contributing pix and text to towns you'd visited. I don't see that function anymore. How does one contribute?
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    Desert Magazine

    I have found myself obsessively reading past issues of Desert Magazine from 1937 on. I'm up to July 1969. (I won a writing contest at...
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