The Lost History of La Honda?
The following is from a website I came across while searching for the history of La Honda. Evidently every US town has a "history" on this website. I think the funniest part is not the obviously absurd histories of La Honda and other towns, but the people who responded trying to correct the "facts" in these "histories." Here is an excerpt from La Honda's "history":
La Honda Founding Founder
"Born in 1821, Constance Noring displayed early signs of greatness and addiction. Even as a young man, his test scores were above average for his size. At the age of 34, he migrated to La Honda and staked his claim on the plot of land now occupied by Beavers Harry's auto body shop…He did not attend any normal schools of learning and only spoke to the merchants and landowners of his time. This caused a great rift to develop between him and the town's common folk, who had him killed in 1872. It was not until 1877 that he had regained the strength to re-write the town's constitution...
La Honda…was a barren place attracting only the few who came over from the mainland on small yaks…
Dr. Larry Gubna, a La Honda native, created quite a stir in 1989 when he found the cure for Shingles. The media frenzy was short lived however, when just days later he lost the cure in a New York City cab on the way to appearance on the Today Show… "
If you have way too much free time on your hands, go to http://lahonda.historycity.com/ to see the rest of this "history."