Verne bought lots in San Simon in 1921.

Posted by Preston G. on August 26, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Aug 262011
Verne bought lots in San Simon in 1921.

This is a survey of the townsite of San Simon from about 1917. There is a similar map in Verne’s estate file that marks 8 lots that he bought for $50 in 1921. One of them is marked by a blue check mark on this map. Not sure what the red checks represent. V. bought these lots from a John and Mozella Rempel of Bowie, AZ. Got to love the wife’s name.

There are property tax receipts for at least one of the lots in the town of San Simon that indicate that V. paid taxes on it until his death in 1967. He sold a part of one lot in 1947 for $150 so got his investment back. Verne still believed in San Simon as an investment after he married Dorothy in 1919, and to some extent, for a long time thereafter.

*Sat. Jan. 26, 1918 L.A.

V. is going to school – on Mon, Wed and Fri all day and at night as well and on Tues and Thurs for 7 hrs. [He doesn't say what school.] He says he hasn’t seen anything interesting in Calif because all he does is eat, sleep and go to school. [But wait until you see what comes next!]

Aug 202011

This is all my notes and transcriptions of the letters as it stands at the moment. I have read all the letters through March, 1917, quite a few from later in 1917 and a few from 1918 and 1919, and the summary was based on that. I have taken notes on all the letters through July, 1915 and a fair number from 1917. I will fill in the gaps as I get a chance.

This is a very long post (20,000 characters), but I wanted to make it available to anyone who is impatient. It will help to read the summary posted earlier before you read this.

This is a summary of what I have read so far, which is 1913-1916, plus parts of 1917 and bits of 1918-1919