When 'The Baron' taught school hereBy John Adams
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|DOWNEY-The man who called himself "The Baron" and threatened
to steal most of Arizona with a fake land grant in the 1880s once worked
as a school principal in Downey.
James Addison Reavis duped railroads and gold mines, and lived like a king until his adventurous scheme was unmasked. He served as a principal at Gallatin School for two years before he sprang his mega-scheme. Later, after six years in a Santa Fe prison, he returned to Downey where he raised vegetables and lived until 1913, often in the county poorhouse.
|This fascinating article ... about one of the most
fascinating poorhouse residents of whom we have ever read! ... may be
found at http://thepaperink.com/1996/96tt1209.htm
(which is one of the stories from The PaperInk presents The Time Traveler As published in The Downey Eagle Downey, California, USA By John Adams at http://thepaperink.com/index.html
[Note: Downey is located in LOS ANGELES County. PHL]