Category Archives: A La California: Sketches of Life in the Golden State

"Go West, young man": Story by John Vonderlin

[Note:  Colonel Albert S. Evans, the author of A La California (1872), was a close friend of  New York Herald publisher Horace Greeley, famous for his "Go West, young man" declaration.  What was Colonel Evans doing, exploring California, to the … Continue reading

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Coburn Mystery: Chapter 26 (Original Draft)

Story by June Morrall In the 1860s Colonel Albert S. Evans, author of A La California: Sketches of Life in the Golden State, reported on a very, very interesting dispute between an Indian and a Spaniard in Pescadero. At the … Continue reading

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Amazing People: The Steeles, the 2-ton cheese & other legends e & Other Tales

[I wrote this in 2003.] When Colonel Albert S. Evans learned that the Steele Brothers Dair at Ano Nuevo had produced a huge two-ton cheese in the 1860s, the author insisted on meeting Rensselaer Steele, owner of the famous Cascade … Continue reading

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