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Doretta’s Diary

Doretta's diary consisted of 34 hand-typed pages. A carbon copy on onion skin paper, from which this material was transcribed, is in the possession of George Beach, Claude's youngest son. The accompanying images and their captions are from the photo album of Lela Beach, unless otherwise noted. This site has been prepared by , with graphics by ; we are both great-grandsons of Doretta and Charles.

These sites have provided much context:

Jim Bracewell and Bill Diamond of the Nash Car Club of America helped identify the car.

There is an index of cast and of locations, and a basic search engine:

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Rev 2004-01-24