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We shared a soda (and Del banged out "Camptown Ladies" on the piano) with George "Big Hands" Novak and his son Rocky at the Ballarat general store/museum/post office/saloon. George arrived in Death Valley in 1947 with dreams of gold and riches. We're not sure about gold, but his riches seem to have come to fruition in the form of a long, peaceful life and new friends on a daily basis.