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 By Bonnie Martland    Sports

Play ball

As a suffering Angels fan, I was thinking back to the early days of baseball in California when the Los Angeles Angels were a premier team in the old Pacific Coast League. In fact,... — Updated 5/31/2019 Full story

 By Bonnie Martland    News

Showalter incident revisited

In doing research on California in the Civil War, I came across an interesting article published by the California Historical Society, probably in the 1920s, shedding some... — Updated 4/26/2019

 By Bonnie Martland    News

Recommendations were sparse for traveling West in 1849

My daughter and her family brought their fifth-wheel RV from Arizona and camped at Pechanga Resort Casino's RV resort. Having only had their rig a few months, as they set up they... — Updated 1/17/2019

 By Bonnie Martland    News

California searches for the missing link

In the East, transportation routes were fairly well established by the 1850s. In California, due to demands posed by the Gold Rush, they were only beginning. The problem lay in the... — Updated 11/15/2018

 By Bonnie Martland    News

California gold lures settlers

When James Marshall discovered gold near Sutter’s Mill on the American River in 1848, it sent shock-waves across the country. Californios and Mexican miners were quick to head to gold country. Some in the east may have at first... — Updated 8/30/2018

 By Bonnie Martland    News

Ships' tales speak of undiscovered gold

The Civil War-era Camp Wright was established just over the San Diego County boundary at Oak Grove. The purpose of the post was to protect the overland route from Yuma into Southern... — Updated 5/5/2018


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