Pleasanton's passed and present
Original post made on Oct 29, 2013
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on Oct 29, 2013 at 5:23 pm
I like fiction was well as the next person, but not when it's trotted out as fact. And, this Ghost Walk story is full of nonsense.
If Gay 90s is the second oldest building in town, why isn't it on the 1888 Sanborn map? And, if it was a Wells Fargo stage stop, why doesn't Wells Fargo have to record of any stages coming through Pleasanton. There was a Wells Fargo office after the train came through, but it wasn't in the Gay 90s building.
Please put the Chinese tunnels under Main Street story to rest. It's not even original to Pleasanton.
There was no Pleasanton Hotel in the 1850s so Ole Lily had no place to ply her trade. The first hotel in town wasn't built until 1865.
So, enjoy your spooky holiday and things that go bump in the night, but please don't make up bogus history.
on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:16 am
OK, so I know this is not a column on the school system, but I am wondering where Pleasanton "passed" to. Com'on man! Don't depend on your spell checker; you have to read what you write.
on Oct 30, 2013 at 9:27 am
I'm hoping that we're all just missing some creative, ironic tounge-in-cheek twist on "past" as in the author was intending to have "passed" on all the hullabaloo about the fictional "Ghost Walk."
Or more likely just another shining example of our public schools turning out the leaders of tomorrow.