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Davey “Doc” Wiser is a charming Placerville resident and icon. For 31 years he has been involved with the Highway 50 Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to recreating the early pioneer days designed for horse and wagon enthusiasts. The 59th Annual Wagon Train event, featuring California and Nevada’s oldest authentic wagon train, includes travels across California and Nevada. Davey loves to have a good time driving his stagecoach and riding the Pony Express, which yes, still runs deliveries for the right price. Davey even offers free stagecoach rides for the community, on select dates. He is very involved in the heart of Placerville by volunteering at local fundraisers. He loves chocolate candy (See’s to be exact!) with Madera wine and the calamari at Dante’s on the River. Don’t look for him online; when asked for his email address he replied, “I don’t have that, I’m just an old cowboy.” It’s great to see there are still folks with that good old-fashioned philosophy who can have just as much fun (maybe more, to hear Davey’s stories) without modern luxuries.
For more information about the 59th Annual Highway 50 historic event, visit hwy50wagontrain.com
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