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‘Widow with rifle guards house’

September 23, 2011

(July 31, 1958) A Los Angeles widow yesterday mounted guard with a 30-caliber rifle in a one-woman effort to prevent State officials from taking over a house in the path of the Golden State Freeway.

While scraper blades and bulldozers churned away only 50 feet distant, Mrs. Lomie Puckett – rifle beside her — sat on the porch of the two-bedroom home at 2714 Gleneden St. and delivered her opinion on the subject:

“People say you can’t beat the State. Well, I don’t know, but I know they’re not going to push me around!”



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