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In the summer of 1856 Davis & Jordon opened their horse powered railroad to haul lime from the Rancho Canada ... [Read more]

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Robert "Bob" Liddell was a hard-bitten lawman who shot it out with the infamous bandit chief Tiburcio Vasquez, and lived to tell about it. As a matter of fact, he was standing on the scaffold when the desperado was hanged at San Jose in 1875.

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Excerpted from A Walk Through Time: Robert Liddell by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow