In 1920 Shafter Matthews, a Lake County clerk, was tried for 93 counts of embezzlement. The trial stretched over several months, with perjury charges, strange bookkeeping practices, and a hung jury. Take a look at the time machine to see the drama of the trial unfold.
The Lake County Library provides these historical articles from the library’s collection of microfilmed newspapers.
The list of titles is on the library website at http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/Departments/Library/Documents/Newspapers.pdf.
The public is welcome to use the library’s microfilm reader-printer. The Lake County Library does provide scanned copies of newspaper articles and obituaries to researchers. Contact the library for details at 707-263-8817 ext. 17106.