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1912: Road Rage over the hill in San Mateo (3)

I wrote this in 2001. Prominent oil executive’s son collides with irate chauffeur Captain John Barneson, borin in Wick, Scotland, in 1862, descended from men who had followed the sea. At age 21, Barneson was put in command of one … Continue reading

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1912: "Road Rage" over the hill in San Mateo (1)

I wrote this in 2001 Prominent oil executive’s son collides with irate chauffeur By June Morrall Scraped and bruised, Harold Barneson, stunned automobile crash victim, stood in the middle of quiet Hayward Avenue near San Mateo’s Central Park in 1912. … Continue reading

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