Author Archives: Jayne Henn

Our Horses, Ourselves

“Horsepower” is a term kicked around on TV commercials for cars and trucks, conjuring the sound of big engines and the feeling of acceleration. Hearing the word, most folks would not think about stagecoaches, or the sight of young Pony… Continue reading

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A diversity of discoveries

Because of James Marshall’s 1848 discovery of gold on the American River, California’s 4th graders learn to call the area around San Francisco Bay, Sacramento, and foothills of the Sierra Nevada “Gold Country.” However, another “gold rush” occurred in the… Continue reading

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