Local historian digs up stories of ‘forgotten’ settlers


James and Nelly Vaughan at their home, near what is now the intersection of Mulholland Highway and Decker Canyon Road, around the early 1900s. The couple snapped up 160 acres for $1.25 per acre in a government land auction. They deeded some of the property to become Mulholland Highway in 1916, but the house is still there today, though much modified. Photo courtesy of Bill Clarke