Now beginning its 162nd year of publication, the Mountain Democrat is one of 19 newspapers published in El Dorado County before 1858, according to the 1949 reminiscences of former Democrat publisher Clarence Barker.
It is the lone survivor of that remarkable period, and is now the oldest newspaper in California in continuous publication.
By its own account, the earliest paper in the county was the El Dorado Republican, originally founded as the El Dorado News in June 1851. This date was mentioned in the early issues …
Objectified while alive, Marilyn Monroe has become the ultimate object in death. The image has become the reality standing in for what was once a real woman. She always seemed a bit unreal, even when alive, but it’s even harder to get close to “who she was” as the years go by. One of the [...]
Season July August September October November December January February March April May June Total 1873-74 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 9.39 12.05 3.61 9.77 3.92 1.96 0.00 40.70 1874-75 0.00 0.00 0.00 3.42 9.59 1.18 12.58 0.08 2.88 2.61 1.53 1.84 35.71 1875-76 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.20 17.64 6.75 10.79 8.01 11.86 3.50 1.40 0.00 [...]
Oct. 24,1925 – Jan. 23, 2012 Donald Robert Bohn was born in Wamego, Kan., Oct. 24, 1925, to George A. and Lena Bellinder Bohn. He was 86 and was preceded by his parents and sister Dorothy Robare. He is survived by his wife Mary Ann, daughters Nancy Hegarty, Janice Bohn, and Linda Cortez, four grandchildren and [...]
“I’ve been wet my whole life,” says Harry Dunlop with a twinkle in his eye. Water works its magic quietly, carving out a path that leaves behind an indelible impression. Harry Dunlop is like water. He comes on quietly but his lifetime of work in the water business has permanently shaped life in El Dorado [...]
September 22 1949 – August 25 2011 Robert (Bob) Powers grew up in Pleasant Valley, Calif., and graduated from El Dorado High School in 1967. He joined the Navy and did a tour in Vietnam, after which he worked for Michigan Cal Lumber Company before relocating to Iola, Kan., where he worked in the oil [...]
“The greatest dishes are very simple dishes.” — Auguste Escoffier Plymouth Hotel I often rely on people to tell me about interesting places to eat, places that I might not find myself. One of those is hidden away in the city of Plymouth, the first place you come to in Amador county when you go [...]
Oct. 15,1949 — Sept 8, 2010August (Gus) J. Pike, Jr. passed away at home surrounded by loving family and friends, son, Daniel (Bobbie) Pike, daughter, Dana (John) Gleason, Prestine Skinner and John Skinner and his dear grandson, A.J. Gleason. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., on Oct. 15,1949. He was preceded in death by his [...]
August (Gus) J. Pike, Jr. passed away at home surrounded by loving family and friends, son, Daniel (Bobbie) Pike, daughter, Dana (John) Gleason, Prestine Skinner and John Skinner and his dear grandson, A.J. Gleason. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., on Oct. 15,1949. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harry; and grandson, [...]