At the time, only 34 stars appeared on the United States flag. Abraham Lincoln and his family were the newest occupants of the White House. And the nation was painfully divided on the issues of states' rights and slavery, so much so that 11 states would secede from the union, thrusting the country into a war that lasted four long and bitter years.
When two little girls stood at the end of a driveway one summer day, with lemonade for sale, they only sold one cup.
If you lived in the Midwest or our nation's capital during the mid-1800s and saw a tall, bearded gentleman dressed in black and wearing a stove pipe hat, it was probably Abraham Lincoln.
In Oakhurst, 20 artists have opened a new gallery. At 40982 Highway 41, Suite 5, Gallery Yosemite features the work of artists who love living in Sierra Nevada communities.
The father- daughter duo Joe and Alison Sharino will perform together in a rare acoustic "unplugged" show this weekend at Tenaya Lodge. Held in the Grand Ballroom of the lodge on Saturday from 7:30 until 10 p.m., it will be an evening of unforgettable entertainment. Joe and Alison are professional musicians who split their time between the Madera County foothills and San Francisco.
The other day I took a walk with a butterfly, along a winding road through the hills.
He was an original nerd, but in the late 1950s the younger generation loved him. Little did he know his music would influence rock and roll for years to come. The musical, "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" is playing at Sonora's East Theatre through April 21.
Have you seen the website yet for Mariposa Safe Families Inc.? It's adorable. And full of information and resources for strengthening families. Go to www.mariposasafefamilies. org.
SNELLING Last week only a handful of people attended the monthly town meeting here. "Mining and river pollution are the big draw around here," Gordon Gray said. "But there wasn't much of an audience Wednesday night." Gray is chairman of the Snelling area Municipal Advisory Council.
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