Category Archives: History

Grazing Rights

With all the hubbub over the Bundy fiasco, it’s worth noting on this Earth Day that grazing rights are not a new issue. This is a page from my graphic novel Scablands. The scene depicts an actual encounter that took … Continue reading

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Arthur

Arthur Mommi was a legend in the Nevada County music scene of the nineteen sixties and seventies. I first met him when we were seated next to each other in the baritone section of the high school band. He was … Continue reading

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In Defense Of Whiteness

I’ve noticed that in many posts and articles scattered around the internet, “white men” are regularly singled out as the source of all evil on Planet Earth. Being a white man myself, (and harboring the added baggage of being an … Continue reading

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My Life With The Squirrels – Conclusion

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My Life With The Squirrels – Part Three

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My Life With The Squirrels – Part One

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16to1

This was the cover art (front and back) for the 16 to 1 Mine’s 1998 stockholder report. One of the last operating mines in the Gold Country, the 16to1 has weathered many a regulatory storm and is always on the … Continue reading

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My People

If anyone still wonders why I am the way I am, this video should clear up any misconceptions… http://www.cornwall-videos.co.uk/thecornish/

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The Empire Strikes Back

As you may have heard, the state is considering dumping the Empire Mine State Park, due to the high cost of toxic clean-up related to its mining history. Many of us old timers are outraged by this slight to our … Continue reading

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Orient-ation

Anyone who knows anything about California history knows that the Chinese were treated abysmally during their first half century in the golden state, as this cartoon by Thomas Nast so vividly illustrates. (Nast was a champion of downtrodden Chinese and … Continue reading

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