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February 26, 2014

The Julian News 9

Cuyamaca’s “Crooked Place” continued from page 7 and she missed the chandeliered salons of Mexico City and Catalonia with caballeros more courtly than her 50-ish captain and governor of depleted nobility. He was always riding off on some quixotic expedition into the stickly wilds of this horrid nowhere. “Aixo paradis?” [this is paradise?] she had asked in irony upon seeing our primordial California. She had little use of her posh frocks here, and straightaway, in a sudden spurt of charity, she opened her clothing chests to poor Indian women who had only grass skirts and some rabbit skins for winter. At next mass, one showed up in a scarlet velvet ball gown, another in a purple brocade mantle, but no skirt.

She was hailed as “Queen of California,” our first celebrity, and perhaps the most interesting, but she wanted desperately to go back. This the governor could not allow. She locked him out of her bedroom but soon found him “physically on top of “a pretty Yuma servant. Her outrage was shrill. Thus began California’s first divorce scandal muddled in by everyone including the bishop of Sonora. The governor liked young people and may have been merely consoling the unhappy girl, the priests thought. The unpleasantness was settled at long last in their matrimonial bed, to the satisfaction of both aggrieved parties. Catalans can be temperamental.

Read all about it on the internet. Fages had been sworn in as governor by our first Cuyamaca mapmaker, Ensign José Velásquez. This occurred at the Salton desert oasis of San Sebastian [Harper’s Well], named for an indispensable footloose Indian guide, “El Peregrino” (the wanderer), aka, Sebastian Tarabal. He was no saint. Fages was pleased with Cuyamaca. He had experienced deadly insurrection near Yuma Crossing and the darts of an atlatl-wielding chief near Vallecito. He came through Cuyamaca because he had been informed the local Indians were inclining to insurrection. Yet, he found nothing to disturb his soft siesta here in Cañada Verde, with a sentry on the hillock.

Fages penned 96 actionpacked pages about the campaign to Comandante General Theodor de Croix. Signed manuscripts are in Mexico City and Sevilla, with a facsimile at Berkeley. His writing is appropriately florid and officious. You will find old Crooked Place still a perfect place to relax awhile and watch for deer and let your imagination drift back to bygone times. If you start to doze off like Fages, you may even be able to see cherished children playing among brush houses and women preparing dinner and leaching acorns and chatting at their “gossip rock”. The rockgirt wading pool is still up at the spring, and the water still pure. That may be as close to paradise as you ever get.

Furries Invade Town Saturday

San Diego Furries held a meet up in town on Saturday with over 20, including 7 in full costume. The Furry Fandom is a broad community of people that come from all ranges of socioeconomic and political backgrounds. Different people count themselves as “Furries” for equally broad reasons. Some are fans or artists of visual, written or theatrical arts such as animated cartoons and fantasy stories. Some are mascot and character fans or performers such as professional theme park and corporate mascots or volunteer character performers. Some are Therians or people with strong personal or spiritual connections to animals. Because the Furry Fandom encompasses such a wide range of people and interests, to term someone as a “Furry” is similar to calling someone a “Sports Fan”.

JULIAN HOME 2515 DAWNCREST COURT PRE-LISTING OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY & SUNDAY March 1st and 2nd NOON to 4 P.M.

WELCOME - BROKERS, AGENTS, HOME BUYERS 3% COMMISSION TO BUYERS’ AGENT PLENTY OF PARKING EASY TO FIND • BUILT 2005 • OVER 2900 SQUARE FEET

R O P P E N R A T I I L ES JU

(760) 765 0192

Est. 1967

We have our own private parking lot behind the office . . . entrance off ‘C’ Street

P.O. Box 1000 Julian, CA 92036

C OR NE R OF M AIN & ‘C’ S TREET www.julian –properties.com

CA DRE Lic #00859374

LOVELY MOUNTAIN HOME

VERY NICE HOME IN “TOWN” - PRIVATE SETTING ...

A very nice newer custom-built home in the Lake Cuyamaca area which was buit in 2005. There is a ... Just two blocks off main street - an easy walk to stores, restaurants, library, schools and most everywhere fireplace in the living room and there are two exits to the wrap-around deck from which there are great in town. Located on a (almost half acre) corner lot with large trees and landscaping. Fireplace in the views in several directions. The kitchen has up-dated appliances, granite counter tops, a large pantry. living roon, separate dining room, great kitchen with breakfast area, three bedrooms, double garage and In the lower level there is a spacious bonus room and large storage room. The oversized garage has a additional parking area, secluded back yard with some spectacular sunset views. workspace area.

Priced at $338,000

Priced at $420,000

NICE 9.27 ACE PARCEL

This property is not far from”downtown” Julian, but is quite private. It is off Oak Heights Road which adjoins Highway 79 just south of Julian. Has a pretty meadow area, many large trees, and a seasonal creek, and there was an old orchard on the property. The house and barn were burned in the cedar fire. This could be a nice horse propertyy. It is serviced by the Majestic Pines Water Co. Meter is set.

Priced at

$148,000

AMAZING VIEWS

Of Lake Cuyamaca, Stonewall Peak, Middle Peak and Cuyamaca Peak all from this one piece of land. It is ready for building, as there was a house on the lot previously which was lost in the 2003 Cedar Fire. Come drive by and see. Picture your dream mountain cabin and make it yours.

Apache Way -

$80,000

MORE VIEWS!

Views to Lake Cuyamaca and to the ocean on a clear day from this one-acre parcel on North Peak. The home was burned in the Cedar Fire. Property is served by the Cuyamaca Forest Mutual Water Company.

Priced at

Rose Steadman, Broker / Owner

Kirby Winn, Realtor Associate

CA DRE Lic #00208897

CA DRE Lic #00326128

email: lilyroy@sbcglobal.net

email: kirbylwinn@gmail.com

$95,000


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