These guys were the OG social distancers. Around the turn of the century, a group of businessmen and merchants, calling themselves the Sisquoc Rangers, retreated to the Los Padres National Forest for 2-3 months in the summer to hunt, fish, and play games.

This deck of cards, ca. 1900, belonged to W.H. Granger. What’s your favorite card game to play at home?

Accession #0000-8.46. Museum of Ventura County.
Image: PN9040 and PN 9041. Sisquoc Rangers circa 1890s.

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