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Whitcomb: The tale of Lewis Fenno Moulton

If you’re seeking an epic tale, look no further than that of legendary Orange County cattle baron Lewis Fenno Moulton. Owner of the massive 22,000 acre Niguel Ranch, Moulton was born in Chicago on January 17, 1854, to lawyer J. Tilden Moulton and his Massachusetts-born wife, the former Charlotte Fenno. By the time Lewis was…

Nellie Gail and Lewis Moulton: A love story

When schoolteacher Nellie Gail stepped onto the El Toro depot one hot summer day in 1902 or 1903, it is said she looked at the dry, burnt-umber hills both east and west of the tracks and said, “Who would ever want to live here?” Nellie had been teaching in the verdant state of Washington. Her…

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