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New Arrival

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The “Junk Man” brought up 2 pelton wheels that Bob bought, with the long-range plan of putting them someplace in the creek and generating electricity. The larger one weighed about 2 tons. The other, though smaller, was even older. Both … Continue reading

The Roof 1963

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I came across these slides and thought I’d do a brief flashback to that first summer. Looking at these photos made me think that probably most people don’t take on this kind of project the first summer they are married. … Continue reading

After the School Year, 1967

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Once school started I didn’t write in my journal until July 14th of 1967. We’d been out at the ranch for a little over two weeks. I don’t remember a whole lot from that preceding time of no journal entries. … Continue reading

Summer Comes to a Close 1966

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The afternoon we arrived at Ohanapecosh (Mt. Rainier National Park), we took a 3-mile round trip hike to Silver Falls, then drove to Tipsoo Lake and back. The next day we drove up to Paradise (I’d been there when I … Continue reading

Summer 1966 Continues

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The Kamloops in Redding were interested in buying some of the old mining pipe (this is the pipe that David Adrian hauled for us shortly after we got married). Bob had built a hoist in the woods on a former … Continue reading

Sugar Pine Lake and More

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We started up the Sugar Pine Lake Trail at 8:00. It was a good trail, steep in spots during the first 5 miles, but the last three were nearly level. We stopped once in the morning for snacks and to … Continue reading

Spring Into Summer

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Spring into Summer I would be remiss if I forgot to mention the Treasure Hunt. After our daughter was born,Bob asked Dr. Breeden whether he’d like to be paid by having to find the check. For some reason this really … Continue reading

Late Spring 1966

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Life continued to revolve around family, road access, phone line, and having to earn a living—not always in that order. Having phone contact at the ranch was very important but getting to that point was taking a long time. There … Continue reading

Nevada City

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I thought I’d forgotten to take my camera but found it the night before we left Quincy. No wedding pictures but sometimes it’s just as well to focus on the moment. I took a picture or two of historic buildings … Continue reading

Winter 1965 to Spring 1966

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So it wasn’t mobile phones that were being worked on. I found a 1965 Trinity Journal news clipping that explains the phone project. At that time the phone company was called Western Telephone. They were offering the county a new … Continue reading