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Bob Fletcher, Hero

Bob Fletcher is a hero to many around Sacramento.  When others were wronged, he stepped in to make things right – giving of his time…

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Selling a Car for $5

Why would anyone sell a perfectly good car for just five dollars?  It was the sad truth that was happening in many areas around Sacramento……

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Executive Order 9066

Farming in California’s central valley can have it’s challenges, however it can also provide the right soil and climate for bountiful crops.  However, this family…

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Predicting Earthquakes

Earthquakes are unpredictable and often very deadly.  So how could one predict those events to help save lives?  This man says he has a way…

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Another Old Faithful

Old Faithful geyser is in Yellowstone National Park.  Well, one of the nation’s “old faithfuls” is in the park, the other is owned by this…

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Sutter and the 49ers

It was all quite by accident.  A mechanic installing a water powered sawmill discovered gold in the process.  But the man you may have thought…

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The Bear Flag Republic

You may know the state of California’s flag has a bear on it.  But did you know that before it was a state, some knew…

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Illegal Americans in Mexico?

California had an immigration problem.  There were simply too many Americans coming to Mexico illegally.  Sounds strange today, but that’s what happened when this man…

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John Sutter

If it were not for this Captain of the Swiss Guard, the history of California might be much different.  Never mind the fact he was…

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Inventing a New Persona

The right title can open doors sometimes closed to an average person.  So what do you do if you don’t have the best name?  Just…

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California or Bust!

He had California on his mind but he had a lot of trouble getting there.  It was an adventure that would take just about everywhere…

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Misery Among Beauty

This island has some of the best views of San Francisco Bay and the city itself…yet most people didn’t want to live here. It’s a…

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The Story of One Very Famous Rock

At one time it was one of the nation’s most important forts…but that’s not how people would know it today… SharePrintEmail

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Living in Death Valley

Very few people have attempted to live inside Death Valley National Park, but one that did built one of the grandest castles in the world……

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The 20 Mule Team

Some of you might remember 20 mule team borax and the old episodes of the Death Valley TV show.  Today we head to the place…

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How Death Valley Earned Its Name

Because Death Valley is such a difficult environment to support plant and animal life…most suppose that is how it earned its name.  In reality, the…

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A Place of Beauty and Danger

On the border of California and Nevada you will find a place that has daunted countless travelers for the past 150 years.  Whether they attempted…

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The Salton Sea

It’s a lake with an elevation of over 200 feet below sea level.  It’s also a body of water with no outlet and the largest…

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The Largest Lake In California

It’s the largest lake in California.  So large, in fact, it’s called a sea.  You couldn’t find this lake on a map at the beginning…

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The Life of a Winemaker

Just as a chef might experiment with many ingredients to find the perfect dish, a winemaker works with a multitude of factors to create the best product…

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