A travel column is perhaps the last place you would expect to read about a murder — in fact, a murder most foul! But a walk around the John Rains House just on the outskirts of Rancho Cucamonga makes it impossible to ignore the events of the mid-19th century. John Rains, who originally came from Alabama, was a businessman, who at age 27 had amassed a goodly sum of assets. He also had a couple of thousand head of cattle.
Bi-annual events are tough to cover. Happening only every two years, it means do you write about it, or do you wait until the date is near and then produce a piece which by then is already completely out of date? I’ve been going to the Big Bear Air Fair for several years and for me this is always the dilemma. As a result, I’ve generally left it alone. But this year, I decided that I would hope that people’s electronic calendars are sufficiently advanced to be able to flag the Air Fair for 2019.
There have been lots of changes at the San Bernardino County Museum since I was last there. To begin with, there is a new museum director, Melissa Russo, whom I was lucky to be able to meet during a recent visit. She has been there for about 18 months and she showed me around. “We’re always trying to find ways for the public to participate,” she said. At the time we were looking at the new location of some of the museum’s mammals.
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