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Where’s George? Dorothy Leighton was at the Cascade Shores Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday when she received a $1 bill in her change that looked a little funny. The ticket seller also noticed the bill, which had a red circle around the “J” to the left of Washington’s face. There was a Web site listed on the bill – When Dorothy got home, she got on the Internet to see what the significance of the bill was. She learned that the Web site tracks dollar bills that are registered on the site. So, the $1 that Dorothy received had been quite a traveler, she learned. “I found out quite a bit about where the bill had been. It had traveled 546 miles in one year and 231 days. The entry before mine had been from the Folsom High School snack bar,” Dorothy wrote. Isn’t that interesting? I wonder how the bill got from Folsom to Nevada City? Sounds like fun. And by the way, before you e-mail me about penalties for defacing money, the Web site states that it is only considered defacing if the bill is obscured to the point of being unreadable.

Reagan redux: Barry Bonifas sent me more info from Music in the Mountains relating to the late President Reagan. It was a copy of an invitation that Music in the Mountains – then City Opera – sent to the president and Nancy Reagan in 1985, inviting them to the “4th annual Music in the Mountains Festival.” The president was unable to attend. Beverly Erickson gathered the invitation and everything together so we could see it. By the way, MIM’s July 3 outdoor concert at the Nevada County Fairgrounds is not to be missed! A warm summer evening, under the stars, with patriotic music … truly a memorable night.

New citizen: Many of you know Rod Byers, who works for Nevada City Winery. Rod just became a citizen! His ceremony was in May, and he also retains his Canadian citizenship. He said the whole experience was quite moving. I heard a story about Rod going to the elections office and asking Clerk-Recorder Lorraine Jewett-Burdick about voting in that office. Something about Lorraine teasing him by coming out with a red clown nose on …

More recycling hints: Bob Martin of Penn Valley said that most postal companies and mailing services are glad to get those packing peanuts, and that’s a place to recycle them, too.


Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by e-mail at, or by fax at 477-4292.

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