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Gossip galore on Yosemite Avenue

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webmaster | 04/03/12

I t was about 5 o’clock in the afternoon and folks were just beginning to come to town for their Saturday evening social gatherings on main street. That is what Yosemite Avenue was like in 1902. It was a place to meet and greet and pass along the latest local news.

A number of people had congregated at the corner of Yosemite and D Street in front of the Rosenthal Kutner building (before it moved to E Street) to swap stories when suddenly Ed Hutson came speeding down the boulevard in his buggy, whipping his horse at a rapid gait.

It was obvious the man was in trouble; blood could be seen flowing from a wound in his neck and chest.

Hutson pulled his horse up in front of Rosenthal Kutner’s and yelled out to the crowd that Howard Wells had shot him. He hopped out of the buggy and rushed into Dr. Byar’s office for help...


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