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Tea, treats and camellias are displayed at the annual Camillia Tea in Clayton, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. On the 200th anniversary of Clayton town founder Joel Clayton's birthday, many of his surviving relatives were in attendance at the Clayton Historical Museum event. (Jim Stevens/Staff)

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Historical roots

Erin Tiedens, left, great-great-great granddaughter of Joel Clayton, and her stepdaughter, Elena, attend the annual Camellia Tea on Feb. 10 in Clayton. The tea honors the pioneering families of the community. Celebrating the recent 200th birthday of Joel Clayton, the founder of the town, some of his descendants in the region attending at the Clayton Historical Museum event were honorary tea pourers.