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Alpine remembers founder

Tuesday marks 150 years since the founder of Markleeville was shot outside his cabin. Jacob Markley moved to California to seek his fortune in 1860 and staked out a claim where the town of Markleeville now stands. A dispute over a partnership agreement led to Markley’s untimely end in 1863. At high noon on May 18, Markleeville residents will re-enact the untimely death of town namesake Jacob Markley at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce. Actors will include Supervisor Don Jardine as Markley, Supervisor Ron Hames as the Constable, Steve Hibbs as the shooter, and a cast of other locals. …

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The Record Courier Updated May 11, 2013 04:17PM Published May 10, 2013 11:44AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.