Iceberg At The Golden Gate


Mike Herbold

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Congratulations to Jan Nielsen on a well researched and laid out article on Washington Dodge. You've turned up some great new information, Jan, and opened the door to even more discoveries.
 
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Thanks for the nice words, Mike. Actually, I think you're the one who originally got me interested in Dr. Dodge. I'm sure there is much more to the story -- that's why I called it a "perspective."

I hope you're "Californians" project is coming along well. By the way, I found out that the former Douglas mansion on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, still exists. If I manage to get a picture of it, I'll forward it on.
 

George Behe

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Hi, Jan!

Congratulations on your outstanding article about Dr. Dodge. *Very* interesting stuff!

I hope we'll see many more such articles from your pen in the future.

Take care, old chap.

All my best,

George
 
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Jan. Just read your interesting article too. Now I have a great reason to go to San Francisco, and snoop around!
Keep up the great work.
Colleen
 

Ben Holme

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Hi Jan,

Thank you for providing this very thorough and well researched article on Dr. Dodge. I especially enjoyed reading about the Meyer connection to the Dodge saga.

Excellent stuff!

Ben
 
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Thanks, Ben and Colleen. I'm sure you would find San Francisco interesting. There's much more to this Meyer family story (as there is to Dr. Dodge's story). I managed to locate a treasure trove on the Meyers, locally, so perhaps there will be another article on them, at some point. Thanks again.

Jan
 
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Thanks, Beverly, I always appreciate your feedback. Regarding Phil's point, personally, I would doubt that there are hospital records. But, in any event, I intend to look into whether there may be records of the Federal Telegraph litigation, or hospital records. I think I will also check with the University of California Medical School to see if they have anything on Dr. Dodge.
 
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You are always Welcome,
We are blessed to have so many excellent writers and researchers on this board, always bringing new information to devour and meditate opon. You truely have a knack for finding the most intricate detail..not to mention, you are good photographer too!

As Always,

Beverly
 
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Thanks Beverly. Here's a postscript on Hiram Johnson, Jr. I failed to mention that his father, Hiram Johnson, Sr., ran as a vice presidential candidate on the Progressive Party ticket with Theodore Roosevelt, in 1912.

Additionally, in 1908, Johnson, Sr., had prosecuted Abe Ruef, in Francis Heney's stead after Heney was shot in the face (in the courtroom, no less).

I managed to locate a photograph (from 1920) of Hiram Johnson, Jr., who (as the article states) was the attorney that represented the shareholders in the Federal Telegraph coup d' etat that removed Dr. Dodge from the company's presidency. The picture shows Hiram, Jr., on the left, and his father, Hiram, Sr., in the middle. This is about how everyone looked when the matter with Dr. Dodge was in full swing.http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/FindingAids/dynaweb/calher/portrait/figures/I0014050A.jpg
 
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Right, Michael, it started out as a mining town, and right, a lot of these types of towns disappeared. However, Sonora still exists. In fact, the town's historical director provided some input for the "Golden Gate" article. I plan on making a trip out there one of these days.
 
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Today, I took my family to Sonora, California, which is a small town, but a very busy one. Here's a picture of Washington Street, which is the main drag there.
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(Message edited by jcnielsen on April 5, 2002)
 

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