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@KatieDowd — 1,251 followers, 2,677 tweets

In 1905, someone murdered Jane Stanford, the co-founder of Stanford University. They've never been caught. Here's my story on one of California's most mysterious unsolved crimes:  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/the-mysterious-murder-of-jane-stanford-university-12482745.php 
Meet Granville Swift, my new favorite Californian. He lost over $100,000 in gold because he kept forgetting where he buried it, although he did leave himself helpful notes like: "1 tin box & 1 Little Bottle Boath in the saim hoal."  http://bit.ly/2mrDfqW  https://t.co/8R89A55D9N
I spent the morning looking at pictures of Drake so you don't have to:  http://bit.ly/2FpFdzY 
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