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A Gardnerville Classic
The Backstory to the Cheshire Antiques Building! As we saw in the last story, Arendt Jensen built what’s now the arched-window portion of Cheshire Antiques. Ground was broken in August 1906, and Jensen hired Reno builders to erect what was initially described as a “warehouse” some 50 x 100 feet in size. […]
Can Old Magazines Help Inspire Your Memoir?
Looking for a little visual inspiration for your memoir? Old magazines can prompt a flood of memories to write about! Check out these images, for example (from Family Circle magazine of September, 1954 and Good Housekeeping of August 1959). How much things have changed in over 60 years – Family […]
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The Story Behind The Midland Garage
It was 1883 when young John Arendt Jensen left his native Denmark to come to America in 1883. Just 24 years old, Jensen was full of energy – and dreams. Arendt Jensen didn’t wait long to take a spouse; he married Pauline (Lena) Norgaard (also from Denmark) that same […]
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.