April 9, 2020:
Richard Lundin, Archaeologist & Geologist, and wife Dr. Claudia Brackett-Lundin have done extensive research and analysis of plants and soils to find and map archaeological sites and mineral deposits. The work involves sampling of new growth of plant material and soils from suspected burial sites. He will be doing his doctoral study of trees that overlie much of suspected battlefields in Scotland.
May 14, 2020:
Steve Anker, manages the Priest Station Café, is a member of a sixth generation Tuolumne County family. The family built Big Oak Flat Road to Yosemite and much of Tioga Pass, which was a privately owned toll road. Priest Station Café is featured in the Historic Buildings Coupon book published the Tuolumne County Historical Society.
June 11, 2020:
Peter Pike author of California Bound tracks three generations of the Pike family from the Gold Rush of 1849. They searched for gold in the Sierra foothills, camped in Yosemite in 1857, built a lumber and shipping empire along the Pacific Coast, and developed “the largest diversified farm in the world.”