Fiona Lenihan has crossed an ocean, so why not a continent?
The 87,000-acre Coe Park is located near Morgan Hill, south of San Jose, in the Diablo Range. The park is the largest in northern California. It began as the Pine Ridge Ranch, a 12,230-acre cattle ranch owned by Henry Willard Coe, Jr., from 1905-1943. Coe’s daughter, Sada Coe Robinson, repurchased the ranch in 1950 andContinue reading “Henry W. Coe State Park”
The Santa Clara Valley’s history is rich with stories of immigrants, including Italian and French families who settled there. As with all immigrants, they brought their traditions with them, including drinking table wine with meals. Local wineries sold younger, fruitier red and white wines than are in vogue today, as the style of wine thenContinue reading “Guglielmo Family Winery”
The Harris-Lass House Museum is an oasis in Santa Clara, California. Walking onto the grounds of the last farm site in the city is a step back in time. The museum preserves the spirit of the Harris and Lass families who lived on the property for 125 years. The site incorporates the farm house builtContinue reading “Harris-Lass House Museum”
Thank you to all of you who have read Custodian of the Spirits. The story continues in Book Two, which is in progress. Pictured are a few sources to help make the story more authentic. Stay tuned!
This is a picture of grooves in the earth left by the thousands of covered wagons headed West. Taken near Fort Laramie, Wyoming, it gives a sense of the rugged nature of the journey.
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