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The Great White Fleet, so-called because the ships were painted white, was a United States naval force of 16,000 men ... [Read more]

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George Lewis Colegrove was born in the Dundee area of McHenry County, Illinois, on March 29, 1843. When he was seven, George's father, John Smith Colegrove, left his family and went to the gold fields in California. John Colegrove eventually settled near Dutch Flat, California. At twelve, young ..." [More]

Excerpted from Stagecoach Days in the Mountains by Stephen Michael Payne