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A History of Two Open-Door California Communes:

Morning Star Ranch and Wheeler's (Ahimsa) Ranch

By
Ramon Sender Barayon
Gwen Leeds
Near Morningstar
Bill Wheeler
... and many others

Table of Contents

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Introduction

Beginnings

one

First Arrivals

two

three

The Digger Farm

four

Early Problems

Slim's First Acid Trip, Nevada, Hepatitis

five

Ye Olde Doublecross

six

Court Dates And The Injunction

seven

eight

More Arrests and Bill Wheeler's Offer

Early Days on the Ridge & The Naked Cop

nine

First Ridge Settlers

ten

eleven

The Ridge Tribalizes & Lou Finds His Guru

twelve

The Ridge Raid & John Butler Is Murdered

County Inspection & God Receives a Present

thirteen

fourteen

Black Sunday

Ridge Summer & An Interview With Tex

fifteen

Baby Raspberry Arrives & Parents Visit

sixteen

seventeen

The Ahimsa Church, The Manifesto & Another Inspection

eighteen

Babes In The Woods

The Halloween Raid

nineteen

Relationships & Sol Ray's Birth

twenty

The First Death & The Mighty Avengers

twenty one

twenty two

A Friend Retires & The Big Dope Raid

twenty three

How Morning Star Ranch Was Named ... & Oak Grove David

Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind

twenty four

twenty five

Other Lands

Afterword

Comments for the author(s)? To let Ramon know how much you appreciate these beautiful chapters, send him some e-mail.

Ramon Sender Barayon

1986, 1997-98 by Ramon Sender Barayon

 

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