They were Called Jehus—those stage coach drivers that made a major impact on the development of California’s transportation. Even though their prominent period in history was little more than half a century, they have been characterized as strong, brave, skilled and resourceful. The mid 19th century marked the beginning of the stagecoach era. Wells FargoContinue reading “They Were Called Jehus”
by Merle Blasjo Allan Hancock left giant footprints in Los Angeles and in Santa Barbara North County. In Los Angeles, he donated Hancock Park and its La Brae Tar Pits, which would be available to the public in perpetuity for tourists and scientists alike. He also donated much of his oceanographic information to the UniversityContinue reading “THE MUSTANG THAT ROARED”
by R Lawson Gamble After sixteen days, three suspects emerged – the Williams brothers. The assumed motive was their desire to secure the stage company franchise, in pursuit of which they had built a corral and barn for the stage horses and probably remodeled the interior of the adobe extensively to meet the demands ofContinue reading “The Las Cruces Murders – Conclusion”
by R Lawson Gamble (Preface: Read previous blog “The Beheading of Colonel Ebey”)When George and Lucretia Corliss set sail for Las Cruces, California, by one account they had fellow passengers booked for the same location, Steve Williams and his Washington Indian or half-breed shepherd. All four were to figure in the murder. By all reports,Continue reading “The Las Cruces Triple Murder”
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