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February 14, 2009 1:37 AM

Robert L. Sharp: Memories along 99 -- Much to explore on highway

Zooming down Highway 99, bypassing all the towns en route, left the sad impression there wasn't much there. Rusted bedsprings and old farm machinery in the fields, wisps of cotton stuck on barbed wire fences and poisonous oleander bushes down the center divider, useful to prevent straying, as cows wouldn't eat it.

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