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old rarely went from one house to another, no matter how
short the distance, except on horseback.
their return to the Rancho was the most notable ever
witnessed in that region. Dancing, feasting, music and
gayety continued until the gray dawn appeared to touch the
surrounding hilltops and proclaim the approach of another
THE OIL WELL.
was not the first built there, it is the oldest standing,
and was occupied by the Briones family, Don Gregorio dying
many years ago, while his wife, the Senora Briones, lived
there until 1903, reaching her one hundred and seventh
birthday--which goes to prove that it is the simple, natural
life which begets old age.
WHERE DON GREGORIO DIED.
the canyons and along the ridges back to the starting
point, Mill Valley.