Apr 162018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Just east of Raymond, Washington, on Highway 6, a historical marker stands near the grave of Willie Keil. Over the years untold numbers of travelers have stopped to read the sign, but not many of them know the story behind the marker […]

Jan 142018
 

In the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains, 100 miles east of Sacramento, the Emigrant Trail Museum, located at Donner Memorial State Park, tells the story of one of the most tragic events of the Old West. In the mid-1800s, lured by the promise of cheap land and a better life for their families, thousands of pioneers […]

Jul 072010
 

How’s that for a headline that grabs you? My old college journalism instructor would be so proud! I bet you’re wondering how I can tie those two things together, aren’t you? Well, keep on reading. After a quick run to the post office and bank, we left the Gilroy, California Elks lodge at 10 a.m. […]