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The famous naturalist John Muir was angry. He had lost a major battle protecting Yosemite National Park, the land he had loved for over 30 years. As founder of the Sierra Club, Muir had battled against the railroad industry wanting to install tracks through Yosemite, sheep herders wanting to graze every piece of greenery, lumber companies Continue Reading »
The current heat wave in California reminded me of a past heat wave that helped destroy the dreams of one of America’s most prolific writers. It was August,1913 and the temperature reached 100 degrees in Sonoma County, California. Jack and Charmian London had just completed construction of their new home, located on their ranch Continue Reading »
April 18, 1906, 107 years ago, the ground shook here in California in the City of San Francisco. It was an earthquake estimated to be of a magnitude of between 7.5 and 8.25 in today’s measurements.