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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mariano Gets a Second Date

As I wrote about in June, the wrong date of birth was carved into the tombstone of General Mariano Vallejo in Sonoma, California. Last week, the correct date was added.

It took months of negotiations with the city, a nationwide search for Vallejo's descendants, and a high-powered sandblaster loaded with garnet dust to get the job done.

On Wednesday at 10 a.m., two Bay Area TV outlets and a few interested citizens gathered in Mountain Cemetery to watch the words "Actual Birthdate: July 4 1807" blasted into the marble slab of Vallejo's tomb... [Link]

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