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Memorable WildWords Game

I stopped in at Peter & Sonja’s home at Tahoe Keys on the way back from welcoming little Maggie Dennis to the Roizen family down in the Bay Area.  Peter and I, among other diversions, had a non-title, three-game WildWords … Continue reading

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The Courts at Clinton — Another Look

A segment of the courts in Clinton’s North Yard, photographed by the late Josh Freiwald, Sep., 1972 I noted in a blog post, here, three years ago that I was curious about how much change and how much stability Clinton … Continue reading

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1918’s Influenza Epidemic, Here – Part 1, The View from Nine Mile Cemetery, Wallace, Idaho

By Ron Roizen and Dennis O’Brien The authors thank Jennifer Backman, M.D., for her help deciphering a number of the death certificates used in this analysis. November, 1918 was the worst month, according to Nine Mile Cemetery’s mute but somber … Continue reading

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Shoshone County’s Fallen World War I Warriors: Three Plaque Omissions

By Francie Lane and Ron Roizen The War Mothers Plaque on the green by the Wallace Carnegie Library commemorates Shoshone County’s fallen World War I warriors.  The names of 44 men are honored on the tablet.  As it happens, we … Continue reading

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Ford and Chevy butcher the American idiom

TV commercials afford the writers of advertising copy precious few sentences to get their messages across.  Hence, one would think they’d take considerable care with the English language. With Ford and Chevy these days, however, not so much. Ford runs … Continue reading

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The Lynch Mob That Greeted Hill Beachey’s Return to Lewiston

Note:  A slightly different version of this article was published in the Shoshone News-Press on 10/27/18 (link).   Earlier this week, Wednesday, October 24th marked another anniversary, the 155th, of Hill Beachey’s departure from Lewiston in search of the coldblooded murderers of Lloyd … Continue reading

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Shoshone County’s Fallen WWI Warriors – Austin F. Reedy

Private Austin Ferdinand Reedy was killed in action in France.  A ship’s manifest shows that he sailed for the European theater as part of Company H, 163rd Infantry Regiment on the U.S.S. Leviathan (pictured above), on December 15, 1917 from … Continue reading

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