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2007-11-03 09:00:00

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Nov. 3--Grizzly bears and stage coach drivers. Saloons. Buzzing redwood sawmills. And a sensational double murder over a pile of gold that grabbed national headlines. The towns of Lexington and Alma once provided a colorful slice of Silicon Valley's past. But 55 years ago they were lost forever, submerged under 130 feet of water when Lexington Reservoir was built in the hills south of Los Gatos. Now the two forgotten communities will have...


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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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