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My Early Childhood Memories: End Notes, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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My Early Childhood Memories, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Sarah Hinton Gourley (1849-1940) was seven years old when she arrived in Santa Cruz in 1856. Her memories about the ... [Read more]

My Early Childhood Memories: Part Three, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
Amelia Hinds took me to my first school [1857]. The school was in a small white house. It was a [Read more]

MyEarly Childhood Memories: Part Four, by Sarah Hinton Gourley
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Before national league franchises, big-screen television, or $1 million commercials, there was hometown hardball. And, for thirty years, baseball was golden.

From the closing decade of the 19th century to the Roaring '20s, baseball exploded into full-fledged status as America's pastime, spreading across the countryside like a wildfire. This was ..." [More]

Excerpted from Hometown Hardball: Local Baseball Heroes Went to Big Cities Bring Back Both Pride and Scandal by Jim Johnson