Monthly Archives: March 2018

Settling a Lawsuit with a Horse Race

John Bidwell was not a gambling man. In Gold Rush California, where men would bet on just about anything, and where horse-racing was popular entertainment, Bidwell generally stayed away. But one time he found himself the participant in a horse … Continue reading

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Romantic Cities of California

I just came across this book today:¬†Romantic Cities of California, by Hildegarde Hawthorne, with illustrations by E. H. Suydam, published in 1939 by D. Appleton-Century Co.¬† It is a tour of the towns and cities of California, all up and … Continue reading

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