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John Gately Downey Born June 24, 1827 – Castlesampson, Ireland Died March 1, 1894 – Los Angeles, California   Maria Jacinta Guirado Downy Born September 10, 1835 – Los Angeles, California Died January 19, 1883 – Tehachapi, California   Rose … Continue reading

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Second Burial

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF FREDERICK A. RAUCH FIRST PRESIDENT OF MARSHALL  COLLEGE BORN IN KIRCHBRACHT JUL 27, 1806 DIED AT MERCERSBURG MARCH 2, 1841 Frederick Augustus Rauch, was the first and founding president of Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, … Continue reading

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…that immortal sea…

Anna Dorinda Blaksley Barnes Bliss 1851-1935 Anna Bliss was a generous benefactor to many charities including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Natural History in New York and the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California.  Mrs. Bliss was … Continue reading

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Guy Boyd, the Mark and Marker of an Artist

IN GOD’S CARE GUY MARTIN A’BECKETT BOYD 12. 6. 1923 — 26. 4. 1988 LOVED HUSBAND OF PHYLLIS DEVOTED FATHER OF SEVEN CHILDREN DEDICATED FAMILY MAN SCULPTOR – POTTER – CONSERVATIONIST   IN GOD’S CARE PHYLLIS EMMA BOYD 6. 3. … Continue reading

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To Capture a Tragic Moment

The George Washington De Long monument in the Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, features a sculpture of an explorer, hand above this face, scarf blown back, peering into the blinding snow.  The softness of the edges of the sculpture, give … Continue reading

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Undaunted by Failure

  LEON L. BEAN Oct. 13, 1872 Feb. 5, 1967 BERTHA D. PORTER WIFE OF LEON L. BEAN 1865 — 1939 A few years ago I had a business trip to Freeport, Maine, the home and headquarters of the L. … Continue reading

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The Persistent Myth of Mother Goose

Old Mother Goose, When she wanted to wander, Would ride through the air On a very fine gander. Jack rode to his mother, The news for to tell; She called him a good boy And said it was well. Then … Continue reading

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