Now comes a Modesto developer with the latest plan for Tuolumne County’s 450-acre Jamestown Mine property: Gold Rush Gardens, a botanical wonderland that would be the centerpiece of a major tourist attraction including a convention center, campground, hotel, shops and athletic fields.
So is developer Vincent Estell’s plan just as fanciful as a half dozen ill-fated projects proposed over the years for the played-out terrain? Or, this time, is it for real?
On Nov. 21, 1931, when The Union Democrat ran the pre-Thanksgiving editorial below, debate over whether the stock market crash of 1929 had spurred a slump, a recession or a depression had long since been resolved. The Great Depression was grinding on the nation in earnest, and the Mother Lode was hardly immune.
Among “Notes and Comments” on the paper’s editorial page:
• If you want to know whether there is a depression or not, try borrowing $100.
• Famous last words: The depression is only psychological.
To the Editor:
Need a lift in your spirit? Would you just like to laugh and smile? Want an inexpensive evening out? Go see “Oklahoma!” at Summerville High School; this is the last weekend.
So many older folks wonder “what is going on with the teens of today?” Well, go find out. You will be impressed and reassured about the future! These students often are juggling honors classes, leadership, and other commitments while rehearsing after school at an ever-increasing level as the show draws near.
Reward and encourage them with your presence; they need your support. Just having the audience, the laughter and applause makes all their work worthwhile, while looking out at a small gathering can deflate their energy a bit. Yes, we are the parents of a cast member, and so very proud of all these students and their mentors ... which could include you.
Pam and Dave Slakey
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