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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
David Shayt
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This book contains over 300 messages and drawings from the citizens of Mountain View, California...
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