Just As I Thought

Silicon Valley’s last big farm owner dies after donating land


“He was just a crusty old farmer who had a dream, and he stuck with it. He was stubborn and crotchety, and a loner in many ways. He knew what he wanted,” said Susanne Wilson, a former county supervisor who worked with Lester on the preservation effort. “He wasn’t about to relinquish one bit of that land. He was here first and by golly he had rights.”

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