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It was a simple list of figures that informed readers of obscure facts such as which California county produces the most pistachios (Sac-ramento), where one had the best chance of having one’s car stolen (North Hollywood), and tucked amid a mélange of seemingly insig-nificant demographics, which California town had the highest per capita percentage of divorced women (Pine Cove).
A small stream of water ran parallel to my front, as far as which the ground was covered by a thin patch of timber, and beyond the edge of the timber was an open plain to the foot of Missionary Ridge, varying in width from four to nine hundred yards.
In comparing the likeness of his father with that of Thaddeus Stephens, Mr. Dixon says, "A study of the portrait of Thaddeus Stephens, the man who created the Union League and sent it on its mission of revenge and confiscation, and the face of my father may settle the question as which of two was the desperado in this stirring drama."