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'They came to Fallbrook to buy a gas cap'


Last updated 10/1/2009 at Noon

Sharon and Doug Allen enjoy traveling in their 1926 Ford Model T.

Doug and Sharon Allen, his bride of 34 years whom he started dating when she was 15, never thought of Fallbrook as a place to buy a retirement home. They had looked at many properties in most of the western states.

Sharon had never heard of Fallbrook, and the only recollection Doug had of it was in the early 1980s when several engineers he worked with started retiring and buying land in Fallbrook to start avocado orchards.

What eventually caused Sharon and Doug to venture to Fallbrook? In 2006 Doug needed a unique, original and hard-to-find Ford gas cap for the 1965 Ranchero he was restor...

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