Wednesday, August 20, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Marilyn Ferguson — a city jewel
IMG_9025e LOCAL HISTORIAN Marilyn Ferguson holds up a copy of her book at the Fountain and Tallman Museum on Main Street.
Marilyn Ferguson is a not-so-hidden jewel in the city of Placerville. You just have to know where to look — at the Fountain Tallman Museum, 524 Main St. Ferguson has been the manager of the museum for the past seven years, but her contributions in preserving the history of Placerville go back much further.

The 83-year-old is quick-witted and slightly irreverent, with a wry sense of humor, and she knows more about Placerville than just about anyone. Her years of historical research and involvement in historical organizations have made Ferguson the go-to person when anyone has a question about Placerville history, but when she and her late husband moved to Placerville from San Diego in 1967 to raise their children in a less crowded environment, she was a housewife, not a historian. "What got me were the backs of the buildings you could see from the highway, before they were cleaned up like they are now," said Ferguson.

Ferguson met a mother while volunteering at her children's ...

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