October 2021 issue contents - Feature
Was DeJohn a victim of 'Cheese War'?
Claim: criminals' curd conflict caused California casualty
By Thomas Hunt
R.A. Thayer of 3004 Laguna Street noticed the automobile parked in front of his home on Thursday, May 8, 1947. It was a car built to be noticed. The 1946 Chrysler “Town and Country” convertible had a deep Royal Maroon finish with plenty of chrome accents. The doors and trunk area of the six-passenger “woody” were framed by varnished white ash wood inset with darker mahogany panels...
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