Whenever the men were with us, they talked about the long journey we were soon to embark upon.
“There’s gold at the end of the rainbow and the rainbow is landing in San Francisco on June first three years from now. We’re going to be there to collect it,” George Beck said, over and over.
“The World’s Fair, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, is going to be a huge event,” Charles Beck said, who the men started calling ‘Slim.” Fiddling with the knots on the pack, he continued: “People from all over the world will be there to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. It is going to open on February 20, 1915, and run until almost Christmas.”
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