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285. Winter 2017
284. Fall 2016
283. Summer 2016
282. Spring 2016
281. Winter 2016
280. Fall 2015
279. Summer 2015
278. Spring 2015
277. Winter 2015
276. Fall 2014
275. Summer 2014
274. Spring 2014
“China City – The Busy Little Village North of the Plaza” by Glenna Dunning.
“Ninety-Four Years of The Pacific Mail Steamship Company – An Overview” by James Shuttleworth.
“When ‘Judge Lynch’ Came to San Jacinto” by Steve Lech.
273. Winter 2014
“Crossing California’s Little Sahara Imperial County’s Plank Road” (This is a look at motoring across the sand dunes of Imperial County for many years during the beginnings of the automotive age.) By John W. Robinson.
“Affairs of the Heart in Early Los Angeles” (An interesting visit to the post office in1848 is presented and a special letter from 1848) by Eric A. Nelson.
272. Fall 2013
“The Many Lives of the Three Godfathers” (A Christmas story entitled “The Three Godfathers,”) which began life as a short novel by Peter B. Kyne and later was made and remade into movies) by Abraham Hoffman.
“John Muir — A Thoughtful Moment, 1911″ (A rare insight into a personal moment shared by John Muir and a longtime friend through some unpublished surviving, hastily hand-written correspondence) by Joseph Cavallo.
“Local History: What is Wrong and What is Right” (A discussion of the varying views of local historians versus academic) by Dr. Ronald Limbaugh.
271. Summer 2013
“The Tunnel” (A trip through the famous San Jacinto Tunnel of the Metropolitan Water District; and the Colorado River Aqueduct) by Phil Brigandi.
“The Aqueduct Doctor” (The tale of Dr. Raymond Taylor, “The Aqueduct Doctor,” who provided medical assistance to the workers on William Mulhollandís aqueduct in the early 1900s) by Paul H. Rippens.