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Amond vs Almond: a California Colloquialism in a Nutshell

Early California immigrant almond farmers, who were predominantly European, settled in pockets according to their ethnicity/family/friends. They used their native word for almond until they began speaking more English. Some of the farmers may have kept their native word, or combined it with the English “almond” to create a slang word for it. Continue reading

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John Bidwell: The Most Interesting Man You’ve Never Heard Of

I am the director/communications specialist for a historical documentary about John Bidwell, one of California’s leading pioneers and founder of Chico, California. It’s long but here is an excerpt from a 10-page Cal Humanities Grant I wrote about a week … Continue reading

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