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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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A chronicling of The City of Chico’s role in the Cold War

Chico’s Cold War Titan I Missile Base By Tyler Ash You can see the shorter version that was published in the Chico News & Review here. Beneath the soil lies a forgotten house of Titans, a subterranean facility known only … Continue reading

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