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Mojave Desert an unexpected source for foreign exchange

Most motorists blow right past the exits for the Mojave National Preserve. Not too surprising, perhaps. Las Vegas is less than two hours away.

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Loch Ness Monster: We all need something to believe in

No one can prove that Sasquatch doesn’t exist—you can’t prove a negative, right?—but it might be possible to establish that something ordinary and depressingly mundane lies behind the legend.

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Antiquing at Butte Creek Mill

A genial, garrulous man, Bob Russell is the mayor of Eagle Point, Oregon. And he’s the proprietor of the historic Butte Creek Mill, along with his wife Debbie.

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Redwood Highway: Going solar in Hopland

The dusty driveway off Hwy. 101 on the south side of Hopland that leads to the Solar Living Institute may look like the entrance to a tie-dyed commune, but the truth is far more interesting.

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Salt Lake City: Photo Essay

A local photographer salutes Salt Lake City with a wealth of images.

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Napa Valley: Cejas, Cejas, everywhere!

Although immigrant Latino families have long been the backbone of the Napa Valley wine industry, few of the valley’s founding Latino families actually owned their own wineries or offered their own labels. One exception is the Ceja family.

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The underground economy of Disneyland pin trading

After you’ve gone on the rides, met the princesses, seen the shows and fireworks, ate at the character breakfast, and bought the t-shirt, you might think you’d properly “done” Disneyland, right? Think again.

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Old North Trail: The importance of oral histories

Researching the Old North Trail outside Choteau, Mont., for an article I wrote for VIA, I was amazed at how oral history—knowledge passed down generationally from old to young—kept this trail alive.

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Enchanted Forest: The next generation arrives

At its heart, Enchanted Forest is a family affair, with two of founder Roger Tofte’s daughters and several grandchildren involved in day-to-day operations at the park.

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Nipton: Small-town life in the Mojave Desert

If you like the desolate charm of towns on the backside of nowhere, Nipton is for you.

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