California: A Murder Mystery

Consistent with Robert Malone’s experience of growing up in California and finding it a different and less-open place now, my childhood memories of the state are mostly memories of freedom, discovery, and opportunity. I grew up camping and hiking and skiing and backpacking, and so I grew up in the back of a Volvo station wagon in the 1970s — rolling around loose with the camping gear, if you can believe that children used to live that way. Massachusetts is 10,565 square miles; in California, Inyo County is a little smaller at 10,227 square miles, but San Bernardino is 20,105 square miles, and…well, that just leaves 56 counties to go.

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