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Pinal County Sheriff’s Report The Pinal County Sheriff’s Report is taken from the daily logs, based on the information provided by deputies. All persons arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. June 7 Marcos Samuel Nieto, 35, Oracle, was arrested in the 2200 block of W. Calle Encanto, Oracle, and was charged with aggravated assault on a minor. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail in Florence. Burglary was reported in the 2200 block of W. Calle Grato, Oracle. June 9 Theft was reported in the 400 block of N. Robles Rd., Oracle. June 10 Criminal damage was reported in the 800 block of N. La Mariposa Pl., Oracle. A sliding glass door was broken. June 11 An accident with injuries was reported in the 1400 block of N. Calle Granada, Oracle. Criminal damage was reported at the main gate for SaddleBrooke Ranch, Oracle. An unknown person driving a black vehicle drove through the
gate arm. June 12 An accident without injuries was reported in the area of E. Highway 77, Oracle. A vehicle struck a deer. June 14 Burglary was reported in the 1100 block of S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle. June 16 Joshua Robert Hendrickson, 31, Oracle, was arrested and charged with fighting/disruptive behavior and failure to appear. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. July 19 Theft of copper was reported in the 2200 block of W. Beverly Circle, Oracle. July 20 Kenny D. Whitten, 31, Oracle, was arrested in the 1700 block of N. Sunset, Oracle, and was charged with aggravated harassment. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. A grass fire was reported in the 200 block of N. Timberline Rd., Oracle. The fire engulfed two sheds before being extinguished by Oracle Fire Department. June 21 Theft of a car stereo was reported in the 1500 block
of W. American Ave., Oracle. June 22 Jesus Francisco Valenzuela Jr., 53, Oracle, was arrested in the 2700 block of Rockliffe, Oracle, and was charged with disorderly conduct. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Theft of miscellaneous items from a garage was reported in the area of N. Donald Dr., Oracle. June 24 Burglary was reported in the area of N. Justice Dr., Oracle. June 25 A counterfeit $100 bill was turned over to Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies by a clerk at the “middle” Circle K, Oracle. June 27 Burglary was reported in the 2000 block of W. Calle Encanto, Oracle. June 28
Burglary from a vehicle was reported in the 32000 block of S. Biosphere Rd., Oracle. July 1 Brandon Jocalbe Miller, 26, Oracle, was arrested in the 2700 block of N. Rockliffe Blvd., Oracle, and was charged with aggravated assault. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail. Theft of a debit card was reported in the 1100 block of N. Hunter Cir., Oracle. July 2 Robert Scott McGille, 30, Benson, was arrested in the 300 block of Pablo Ct., Oracle, and was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported and booked into the Pinal County Jail.
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Arizona’s First Olympian By Gary Every Special to the Crier Lewis Tewanima was Arizona’s first Olympian. Tewanima was born in Shungopovi on the Hopi mesas in 1877. Legend has it that as a young man, Tewanima used to run from the Hopi Mesas almost 60 miles to Winslow just to watch the trains roll past and then run back home, covering well over 100 miles in a single day. When he was asked about this later, Tewanima just shrugged and said, “It was summer time, the days were longer.” As a young man he was sent to the Carlisle Indian school in Pennsylvania where he ran for the track team. One of his teammates was Jim Thorpe. The Carlisle track team was coached by the legendary Pop Warner. While running for Carlisle, Tewanima once missed a train carrying the team to a track meet. Tewanima ran 18 miles to the athletic event and then placed second in a two mile race. Jim Thorpe once wrote about his legendary Hopi teammate, “I recall the day Carlisle had a dual meet with the Lafayette College 20 man team. We had only three Indians, me, Frank Mount Pleasant, and Lewis Tewanima. Tewanima’s reply was ‘Me run fast good. All Hopi’s run fast good.’” It was common for Carlisle’s three man team of super athletes to compete in track meets against school with 20 or 30 athletes and win the track meet anyways. One hundred years ago Tewanima ran in the 1908 Olympics in London, representing Arizona while it was still a Territory and becoming Arizona‘s first Olympian. Tewanima competed in the marathon
Lewis Tewanima (Photo can be found online at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Tewanima) finishing ninth. The 1912 Olympics were held in Stockholm, Sweden. Jim Thorpe won the 1912 Olympic decathlon and was crowned “greatest athlete in the world.” Arizona had only just become a state and did not have to wait long for their first Olympic medal when Lewis Tewanima won silver in the 10,000 meters. His time of 32 minutes and 6.6 seconds set an American record that stood for over a half century. After 50 years it took another Olympics and another Native American to break the record. At the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Billy Mills from a reservation in South Dakota set a new American record in the 10,000 meters. After winning his Olympic medal, Tewanima became a national celebrity for
a short time, including a ticker tape parade in New York City. Tewanima chose to abandon the limelight and returned to Second Mesa on the Hopi Lands, adopting the traditional shepherding and farming lifestyle of the Hopi, content to grow corn, melons, and beans. According to author Leo W. Banks, Tewanima rarely left the Hopi reservation but made an exception in 1954 when an all time great American Olympic team was selected and celebrated at New York’s Waldorf Astoria in 1954. For the 66 year old Tewanima it was his first airplane trip. While other more experienced travelers battled air sickness, Tewanima puffed calmly on his cigar and enjoyed the flight. Again Olympics, Page 11
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By Sigrid Settle Special to the Crier With the breath of warmer air blowing across Oracle, I found myself on my daily walk with the dogs, looking at the green leaves bursting forth on the trees, the prickly pear cactus opening their buds to show bright yellow flowers that had been waiting for the warm air to release them from their cocoons and hummingbirds flitting about seeming joyous as to the smells that emanated from the awakening foliage. The daily walks started becoming a ritual of almost reverent anticipation discovering each new event that unfolded before me and filling me with an overwhelming feeling of joy. And so it was the
other afternoon, I was awaiting the arrival of my nephew and his friend from Okinawa, Japan, reminiscing in my mind how beautiful the environment around me had become, as I opened the chicken coop to give my ever-optimistic chicken, who yearly tries to hatch unfertilized eggs, an afternoon feed of scratch and lay crumble only to find another sign of the warmer weather, a gigantic rattlesnake nestled securely in one of the chicken boxes. It was difficult to tell exactly how long this visitor was as he was tightly coiled in that box taking a nap and not interested in moving out of its cool, shady location. I didn’t check my chicken to see if she had been injected with a Ranch, Page 11
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Summer reading at Oracle Library: delightful, delicious, downright scary By Suzan Austin Look for these titles among the selection of books at Oracle Public Library. Delightful A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. The late, beloved Irish writer’s last novel. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith. The world-famous detective,
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Ask Evaline: What do we know about Oracle in 1930 - 1950?
By Evaline Auerbach Special to the Crier While most of the history of Oracle shared locally has recounted the early history from 1880 (or before) through the 1920’s, some people have asked “Don’t you have anything on the 30‘s and 40‘s?” Now, because Phil Hunt, a resident of Derby, Kansas, has been in touch with the Oracle Historical Society and generously shared both the story of his time in Oracle and pictures taken by his parents, we can get a look at some of the area in 1946 and 47. Phil’s father, in those years, was employed by Weneger Drilling, under contract to Anaconda Copper Company, to drill test holes for the mine at Red Hill. That mine, of
course, became the San Manuel Mine and San Manuel, the town, was built from the ground up as a “company town” in the early to mid 1950’s. But what was it like for 7 year old Phil Hunt to be in the Oracle area in the late 40s? At the age of six, having just moved to the Oracle area, he started school, first grade, at Tiger, although his family did not, officially live in that town. The crew working on exploration for the San Manuel Mine lived at an encampment called “Red Hill” which had a store and other amenities for the benefit of those who lived near it. His parents lived in their trailer, a bare-bones sort of trailer home from
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Arizona Express that “Curly” Neal had most recently used to transport guests and others from Tucson to Oracle and Mammoth, and back again. In fact Mr. Neal’s death in 1926 had been caused by a freak accident where the car he was fixing fell on him— but probably not this car. At the relatively new [Fall, 1938] Oracle school, a three-room adobe. [See sidebar] he attended a combined first and second grade class. He recalls at least three schoolmates from his second year in school, which was He Continued on Page 7
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to Oracle, to the grounds of the old Mt. View Hotel (now the Baptist Church). Mrs. Hunt did not drive and she wanted to live in town. One other trailer was parked on the grounds as well, but Phil does not know who owned that. When Phil came back in 1995 to look at the places where he had lived, played and attended school, he found that the tree which the Hunt trailer parked beneath had gone, but that shoots were again growing. He recalled Annie Neal, since her husband’s death the sole owner of the place, lived in the building that had been the hotel, along with another lady. His parents took a picture of him in front of the hotel, so we now have a look at this Oracle landmark in a different decade that previously shown. Though the house across highway 77 (American Avenue) that had been the Neals’ home was standing, he says that the Diaz family lived there. He does not know whether it was still owned by Annie Neal. Phil also recalls, through another picture, the
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Oracle at the end of the 40s: a story of a 7 year-old had been in touch with one of those classmates, JoAnn Basteen (sp?), now Striplin, whose father, he recalled, was the postmaster at the post office - now Dr. Bunch’s office building. Another classmate was Billy Lackner whose father owned the ranch that has since become the grounds for Biosphere 2. He confirms that Billy’s father was a dentist who went to Tucson frequently to practice his trade. The other schoolmate was Frankie Diaz whose family who lived in the former Neal Home. He remembers his teacher, Mrs. Mills, at the Oracle School.
So, what would Phil Hunt look at if he were to return to Oracle today. Among other things, he would like to see the condition of the Mt. View Hotel. He says that he was sad to note in his previous trip that the building behind the main one had been torn down and that the building left did not have its balconies any more. He would also try to locate the place where his family’s trailer was parked. At the school, he would look to see if the bell he remembers atop those adobe rooms was still there. He would also like to know if anyone remembers Mrs. Mills. CORRECTION: The
Drill Rig at Red Hill or Tiger. (From the Phil Hunt Collection) June article “Ask Evaline” contained a “name change” for the first Oracle Postmaster. Actually,
he was James Branson, Postmaster without a dedicated post office from December 28, 1880 to
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Phil Hunt (small boy to the right) is pictured neat the water tank for the trailers on Red Hill. Hunt’s father is pictured in the center (man with his arms folded) The other man in the photo is unidentified. (From the Phil Hunt Collection)
Phil Hunt (small boy to the right) is pictured in front of the Red Hill Trailer Camp Store with his parents. (From the Phil Hunt Collection)
From an article by Benice Crosulich, Arizona Daily Star Jan. 15, 1939: [the following lines are the entire headline of that article:] CHARMED LIFE IS RESIDENTS’ GIFT TO ORACLE Benefactions of William Trowbridge and Others Protect Village COMMUNITY IS ALL A “Oneness” of purpose Pervades Unique Settlement of 40 years “The newest thing in Oracle is its community school; given it this fall by [William] Trowbridge. That gift was just in the nick of time, for the old building’s walls [Steward library; now apartments] were bulging, its foundations insecure and the growing number of students had spilled down the road into the old Masonic home [formerly the Steward House, now Grace Manor]. Today  the 94 children go to classes in as modern a structure as could be built, but one which does not clash with the feeling of Oracle’s settled age. Its three rooms have modern lighting, heating, and open into a hall in such wise that the hall becomes a stage where community plays are given. “No imported laborers worked on that school. It was a community business in which local, unemployed labor was given a chance to earn, but also to put its spirit into the project.” This school was added onto over time and became known as the Oracle Ridge School. It is at the corner of Mt. Lemmon Rd. and Cody Loop north.
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Grandfather, grandson bring home trophies By John Hernandez Waldo Sanchez has been body building for over 30 years. He has won numerous competitions around the country. He has been semi-retired but when his grandson was asked to compete in a competition, he decided to work out and train along with him. Xavier Sanchez is only 10 years old. He has been training for one year. In March he and his grandfather entered two bodybuilding contests. Xavier entered his first bodybuilding contest at the Tucson Classic. Xavier finished in first Place in the Kid’s Division. Waldo finished in first Place in the Ultra Masters Division (ages 60-69). They then both entered the Arizona Copper Classic in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Xavier again took first place in the Kid’s Division. Waldo took first place in the Ultra Masters Division and third in the Heavyweight Open Division. Two other members of Waldo’s Gym in Oracle placed at the Copper Classic. Soriano Maes took second Place Novice and second Place in the Middleweight Open Class. Terry Stager finished in third
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Health Issues: Swimmer’s Ear By Dr. Michael Miles Special to the Crier I was driving through San Manuel the other day with a friend. He saw some kids walking in the afternoon heat and commented that he thought every child in town should be in the swimming pool on hot summer days like these. That comment generated this article.
Swimmer’s Ear is a common condition in summer months. It is so common that many ear, nose and throat doctors believe that every individual will experience some form of Swimmer’s Ear during their lifetime. Basically, it is inflammation of the outer ear canal. This inflammation can be
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•Horse Property! Build your home or put a manufactured home on this great 3.34 ac parcel. $105,000. •.69 ac. unique property among custom built homes, $49,900. •Rare 40 ac parcel, elevation at 4800 ft offers cool summers, own private well and eletric at property line, boarders State land, owner carry considered, $289,000 or 20 ac with well for $170,000. •7.14 ac. in Oracle with 360 deg. views. Can be split, horses allowed, MH or site built ok. $150,000. •4 lots, custom home area, submit offers. 2 at $32,000, $45,000 or $75,000. •2.5 ac horse property with great views, site - built or MH. $45,000. •Choose your own parcel from 1.25 to 3.75 ac., flat, easy to build on, utilities at street. $79,900 to $199,000.
•Reduced move-in ready, 3 bd/2ba Seller will pay $2,000 of buyer’s closing costs. $129,000. •2 bd, 1 ba home, with views, fenced backyard and wood kitchen cabinets. $38,000 or owner carry at $45,000. •Start living the dream, turnkey restaurant at a price you can’t beat. Call (520) 400-0242 to see today. $195,000. •2ba, 1 ba home, includes upgraded electrical, gorgeous mountain views, great price with some updating this will make a great starter home or investment property. $29,900.
•Well kept home remodeled kitchen & bathroom, large storage workshop, fenced back yard. $65,000. •Newly remodeled home, new plumbing, painted inside and outside, wood kitchen cabinets, very private backyard. $68,500 •Charming home on 40 AC home and well is solar powered, beautiful views, horse property, can be split. $275,000.
•Great lot for MH or site built homes, located 10 mi. from Oracle Jct, 3.34 acres, very affordable with electric at lot line. horses allowed. $29,900. •PRICED REDUCED! Hilltop views, open floor plan, custom kitchen cabinets, wood floors, fireplace, bay windows, 5 bedrm, 2ba, fenced yard, 2 car carport, covered porch. $119,900. •3 bdrm home with updated kitchen, laundry room, covered porches, fenced yard, new electric June 2012. $57,000. •2 view lots, city water, sewer, paved roads, make an offer on both lots, and owner will make you a deal. $9,000 each.
•Great potential for a business or resideital home site, corner of Hwy 77 and Main St. Mammoth. $18,500 •3bd, 1 3/4 1412 sq. ft., new metal roof, energy efficient windows, garage, front trees, views. $88,000. •Privacy, great views, remodeled home with newer roof, skylights, oak kitchen cabinets, front porch, deck above carport. $85,000. •37 acres, secluded area borders state land, site build or MH, horses allowed. $130,000. •3 bedroom, 2ba horse property! Get away from it all, 2.5 acres, wood stove, barn, corrals, workshop, hay storage, and your own well! $98,000.
541 E MOUNTAIN VIEW PLACE MLS#: 21306735 Lovely home with nice views, privately located in a culde-sac, yet close to local amenities. Youll love the high ceilings with plant shelves and other nice architectural touches. This home shows pride of ownership and its move-in ready! Located in the Town of Oracle, just 30 minutes from Tucson and the higher elevation boasts an average 10 degrees cooler than Tucson! Come enjoy the fresh mountain air and clear skies of Oracle! $156,000
•1.25 to 10 ac., buy part or whole, has excellent well, borders State Anatomy of the Ear land, no financing necessary, owner will cary. $32,000 - $125,000. •Premium lot with boulders, 1.04 acres of outstanding views, beautiful sunrises and sunsets. $65,000. •1.04 ac premium lot, custom home area, views, views views! clips, aches (otitis media). $65,000. hair pins and keys. •1.36 ac. custom home lot with view, boulders, oaks and Otitis more. A person with excessive media is caused by $100,000. wax buildup istrees more likely in the middle •One acre with boulders, and views, new access off pressure Linda Vista, boulders, views, trees.Swimmer’s $84,000. to develop Ear and trees, ear,owner usually trapped by •4 view lots, nice views, custom home area, boulders may carry.trapping $82,000. by unsterile water the swelling shut of the •2.5 ac land, borders state land, build your custom home, utilities at in the canal. A person eustachian tubes that street. $140,000
who jams wax back into connect the middle ear to the canal with Q-tips is the throat. also setting themselves The ear is structured with up for this inflammatory anAd ear lobe (pinna) on Surrounding Listings not in condition. the outside to “catch and Swimmer’s Ear (otitis funnel” the sound down externa) should not be the external canal. This confused with the other external ear canal is the common cause for ear tube leading from the ear
•Mobile home with large addition, 4 bdrm, large family room, 1 carport, $20,000 •Beautiful views of the Galurio Mountains, lots of vegetation & large Saguaros. $10,000. •Great mountain views from this 3.75 ac. south of Mammoth. $47,000. •4 ac in the Redington area, Mesquite trees, views, private well & septic. $59,000. •Mobile home with large addition, 4 bdrm large family room, 1 car carport $18,000. •2 parcels on the east side of the San Pedro River near Sacaton. 2 40 ac. parcel for $120,000. •5 ac. with beautiful views of the Galiuros, zoned for site built or MH, horses allowed. $39,000. •Just under 44 acres for your own little ranch, hilltop location south of Mammoth. $322,503 •Great location for any business located on Hwy 77. $65,000. •9.88 ac. with lots of mature Mesquite trees, 1/2 interest in well, septic installed. $48,000. •8.84 ac, can be split, has two building sites, saguaro and view. $99,000
lobe to the ear drum. The eardrum separates the outer ear (external ear canal) and the middle ear. It is in the middle ear where very small bones transmit the sound vibrations to the inner ear where they are translated into brain signals as sound. Unless the eardrum is punctured, the external canal is the only place that infected water can Ear, Page 11
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fatal dose of venom as the rattlesnake was only one foot from her nesting box. As the men arrived from the Oracle Fire Department and pulled the rattlesnake out of the chicken coop, they commented that it looked as if it has just had a meal. Its belly didn’t look extended enough to hold a chicken, but I continued
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penetrate easily. When one gets exposed to questionable water, it is wise to rinse out the ears with fresh, clean water as soon as possible. If there is a high degree of suspicion that the ears have been infected, it would be helpful to pour some diluted hydrogen peroxide or other anti-microbial agent into the ears. However, one should never introduce anything into the ear canal if it is suspected that the eardrum has been punctured as it sets one
Continued from Page 3 according to Banks, “At a preceremony press conference, photographers scrambled to shoot pictures of Bob Mathias, the 1952 Olympic decathlon champion, in his Marine Corps uniform standing next to Tewanima decked out in his Hopi finery - a velveteen shirt, buckskin leggings and moccasins, headband and turquoise necklace, belt, rings and earrings.” Three years later Tewanima was among the inaugural class of athletes inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall Of Fame. Tewanima died in 1969 after his 90th birthday. His
Oracle Towne Crier, Oracle, Arizona worrying about her until I saw her head pocking out of her box as if wondering what the commotion had been just minutes before. The men put the white plastic container, with the rattlesnake, in their truck and graciously gave me a ride up to the gate so I could let them out of my property. Somehow, riding in the fire truck I became a small child again feeling excited and joy returning to my very being. up for a more serious infection. At times it may be necessary to consider oral antibiotics to treat Swimmer’s Ear. A note of caution should be taken if a steroid cream is considered to bring down the inflammation. Steroid creams can enhance the development of fungal infections. Fungal infections are often distinctive from bacterial infections because they have large amounts of discharge that exits the ear. There are special treatments other than antibiotics to address fungal infections. obituary in the New York Times stated that he got lost on his way home from a religious ceremony and fell to his death from atop a 70 foot cliff. Every Labor Day the Hopi people host the Lewis Tewanima Memorial Footrace, attracting hundreds of runners. The footrace ends with a long climb up a steep staircase in honor of Tewanima’s legendary stamina. Former tribal chairman Ivan Sydney once described the race, “When we recall Lewis Tewanima, we’re reemphasizing running as part of our tribal identity. It is a source of pride, and it provides a sense of unity. We can’t afford to forget.”
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Oracle author publishes mystery By John Hernandez Elizabeth H. Tilley has lived in Oracle for 11 years. She works as a waitress at the Patio Café and at Adventure Rope Gear as project coordinator, bookkeeper, and sales representative.
She recently received her Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Arizona. Elizabeth is an avid runner including marathons and coaches track at Mt. Vista Junior High. She has three kids with the oldest 18 and
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out of the home. As busy as she is, Elizabeth found some time to write a mystery story. Elizabeth has had academic papers and “psychological stuff” as she calls it published. She likes to write poetry as well as short stories. Her favorite poets are Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson and Charles Bukowski. She likes reading mysteries especially the works of Walter Mosley, James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell. But she gets her inspiration from what is around her. “There are lots of things that make me think of a story,”
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she said. For instance, one of the ideas for Trouble in Hope Junction came to her while driving through Oracle. She saw a yellow rubber glove hanging on a mile marker sign. “Rubber gloves play an important part” in her book, she explained. Her mystery was written in 2007 and she has just had a Kindle edition published. “It is good for summer reading, a quick read,” she explained. Trouble in Hope Junction is written under her maiden name Elizabeth Russell. The story takes place in a mountain town in the Catalina Mountains of Arizona. The Kindle edition is available at Amazon.com. Amazon’s introduction reads: “Teri Nagel is a young, recently hired detective in the Hope Junction Police Department (HJPD). She
has left a better paying, more prestigious job in the big city of Austin, Texas to join the police force in a small mountain town outside of Tucson, Arizona. Teri is determined to start her life over and never expects to work on a murder case again. Shortly after she is hired, a series of murders occurs in this small town. While investigating the murders, she is able to form a friendship with her less than appealing boss. Together, Teri and John are able to solve the crime, but Teri soon realizes that the murderer had an accomplice, and it may be too late to unravel the trouble in Hope Junction.” The character of Teri Nagel is loosely based on Elizabeth. Elizabeth lived in Austin, Texas. Instead of being a runner, Teri hikes. As for the mountain towns of Oracle
Elizabeth Tilley and Hope Junction, there may be a similarity although any resemblance to the characters in the book and people of Oracle is purely a coincidence, Elizabeth explained. Trouble in Hope Junction is the first of what Elizabeth hopes is a series of Teri Nagel stories. It introduces the town and the characters. She has already started writing a sequel.
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