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Copyright © 2012 Robert Chase Harris



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This book is a memoir, a remembering of times past. Names, characters, places, and incidents are as remembered by the author.





The Red Flyer”

I was, as I know now, a precocious child. It’s a wonder my mother survived.

My first memories were at the Sarter House in Yreka, California.

Old houses there were named after the families that built them. In a way it was really nice, because somehow they never died. A brass plate on the house now says, The Sarter House. Eighty-one years ago, Yreka ended or began there on Gold Street.

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