Wendell Robie worked to start historical foundation

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Thank you for your article on our Placer County Historical Foundation, Journal, Jan. 25. However, I have a couple of points to clarify. The foundation was started by Wendell Robie and some associates for the purpose of restoring the Bernhard House and giving it to the county for a museum. They raised over $250,000 for that project alone — 1970s’ dollars. The foundation also held the contract with Placer County to fund and manage the Placer County Museum Gift Shop and Information Center for 10 years. Now the foundation has moved on to assist other historic projects. Donna Howell first vice president Auburn