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The Ridge Route’s Later Years (And Efforts To Preserve It): The early Ridge Route didn’t stay un-tinkered-with for long. Less than a decade after the 1919 concrete cap dried, ideas began percolating about expanding its two paved lanes to three. (For the Ridge Route’s earlier history, check out Parts 1, 2, and 3!) Work on […]
Old-timers still remember Elmer “Slim” Von Schaible. Because once you met Elmer, you could hardly forget him! For one thing, Elmer stood an astonishing six-foot-seven-inches tall. For another, he eked out a primitive existence in the Eastern Sierra hills for more than 20 years. His camp site shifted with the seasons and his whims, rotating […]
Nevada’s Opium Problem, Back In The Day. . . Blame the Civil War, at least in part, for launching America’s opium addiction. Nearly 10 million tablets of the habit-forming drug were dispensed by Union Army doctors, not to mention various tinctures and powders. Opium wasn’t used exclusively to treat war wounds, of course. Soldiers facing […]
About Karen Dustman
Karen Dustman is a California-based journalist and author. From history to home improvement, natural health to self-help, she’s written about it during her twenty-year career. “The best part of being a writer is I get to write about whatever I’m interested in, and I’m interested in practically everything!” she laughs.