Home in Hornitos

Before moving to Missouri 20 years ago:

In the years 2001-2005

They did not move cattle the way we do here. They move them by horses along roads sometimes stopping to camp over night. You were not allowed to go around the cattle until they were all off to one side of the road. During the months they were doing this you had to be prepared especially with little ones in the car. Check list always included a potty chair, water, and snacks. You could be following behind literally for hours at times. No body got upset as I remember it was just the way it was. Often you would offer your snacks to the old men who were working the cattle. They new my girls and would offer them rides for a while. Many think California is just big cities and Yuppies but where we lived it was not so.

Once we had a home on 2 acres just before moving to Mo that had a portion of the rock wall the Chinese made during the gold rush. The ruins of a Wells Fargo bank and stage stop are there,

as there were No laws there it was well protected. The first giradelli chocolate factory ruins were there also, it had its own Rock jail made by yep the Chinese who were literally outcasts starving and cold. Hornitos was 45 minutes from the Yosemite floor. Still has the fandangos and underground walk ways that the bandits used. Walking Marietta had his hide out behind our home in a cave.

Wells Fargo’s stage stop and bank.

Our church building was originally a Fandango and under it were the opium dens dug out of the earth which had escape routes that lead underground to other buildings or roads.

My David was the pastor.

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