Editor’s note: this is the first in a two-part series by Joseph Winkler, a resident of Mariposa since 1978. He was associated with the businesses of Dieter H. Dubberke Inc., from which he retired as administrative officer in 2007, after 29 years of service.
In 1978 I came to Mariposa, a small town in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, left over from the days of the Gold Rush. This is country; I was a city boy, broke, homeless, and unemployed without prospects, unappre...
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