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An overgrown, two-tiered fountain near the south entrance to Ben Lomond stands as a relic of the glory days of ... [Read more]

A Walk Through Time: John Burns, by Janet Krassow and Randy Krassow
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Howden's Castle, by Margaret Koch
Robert Howden's Ben Lomond home was his castle, and his stone castle was his home. He called himself an "everyday ... [Read more]

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Today the Miss California Pageant emphasizes its scholarship program, countering protesters who call the pageant a cotillion of debutants, wearing too much makeup and showing too much skin.

Some of those same complaints were lodged against the Miss California Pageant when it originated in Santa Cruz in 1924. It ..." [More]

Excerpted from Too Much Makeup, Too Much Skin: Pageant Protests Go Back to 1924 by Ross Eric Gibson