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Lynn Clifford "Charlie" Watson

Nov. 15, 1946 – July 21, 2020 Lynn Clifford "Charlie" Watson was born in Tonkawa, Oklahoma, on November 15, 1946, and attended the Tonkawa campus of Northern Oklahoma College where he met his future wife, Pamela Lavelle. He... — Updated 8/11/2020


Pegleg Liar's Contest - Part II

As unbelievable as it may sound, the State of California spent taxpayer's money to create an official state historical landmark to commemorate a man known as a "spinner of tales" - a prevaricator par excellence. The Peg Leg Smith... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Diana Lindsay    News

Pegleg Liar's Contest Celebrates 100th

According to Borego homesteader and Hollywood art director Harry Oliver, the Pegleg Smith Club formed in 1916 when early day residents of the Borrego Valley gathered to tell stories. This is the claimed origin for the Pegleg Smith... — Updated 3/24/2016

 By Diana Lindsay    News

Borrego Springs - Local Pioneer Dies

Rider South: 1/22/34 - 2/2/16 Rider South, the oldest child of Marshal South, passed away Feb. 2, 2016, at 82 years old. South lived his first fourteen years on Ghost Mountain and was the oldest of three children born to Marshal... — Updated 2/5/2016

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