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Knights Ferry News for August 29, 2012

POSTED August 28, 2012 11:05 p.m.

At the MAC meeting the California Highway Patrolman Anthony said they would watch the stop signs in the Ferry now that school has started. The O.I.D. letter for a $5.00 fee was discussed, as was the O.I.D.’s wanting to put a pipeline across the cemetery. The final plans were submitted for the MAC’s approval of the AT &T building addition.
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Your reporter and hubby Lee joined other Oakdale Model A’s for a trip to the Horse Around Ranch Museum in Soulsbyville (“Gertie” sprung a gas leak that morning so we had to take our Brand X car). The Calliope Circus music wagon was near where we displayed our cars and we enjoyed the music.
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Maureen McKibban is home from visiting her daughter Kate, son-in-law Grahme and granddaughter Emma in Greenwich, Connecticut. Maureen and Emma (2 years old) made cookies for the first time. Emma loved rolling out the dough. They frosted them and of course Emma used sprinkles (a lot). They had a good time and a big mess. While there they took walks to the park, read books, went to the beach and bar-b-qued lobster. Maureen says the library was to die for; it was four stories high with lots of windows and an open arrangement. The top floor was the children’s section with an area for story time, lots of seating, and sections by age. The other floors were full of research, fiction, non-fiction etc. The only drawback was the $5 parking fee. Maureen says you pay to park even at the doctor’s office. She is glad to be home but the trip home she could have done without. She was routed from White Plains to Reagan National outside Washington D.C. which she said was horrible as she had to change terminals and the signage was lacking.
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Also home from a trip are Don and Gayle Diltz. They went to Goldfield, Nevada where Don’s sister has property. It was Goldfield Days and there were many activities to see, such as the parade, the pet parade, the bed races (in the rain) a pie eating contest, root beer drinking contest, old bottle presentation, liar’s contest, historic tours and talks on the Earp family (Wyatt). When the town was at its prime (1910) there were 500 mines, 300 saloons and 300 ladies of the evening. By 1920 the gold was gone and so were the people. Don’s sister took them sightseeing in the area and there were wild burros and wild mustangs. It was a great trip.

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