Paul Kitagaki Jr./pkitagaki@sacbee.com

John Weed tows Eppie Johnson's kayak leading as he leads a flotilla of kayaks that will float down the American River on Sunday to honor Eppie Johnson, Sacramento restaurateur and originator of the annual EppieÕs Great Race. Johnson, who died in September, began Eppie's Race 41 years ago at the American River Sunday July 13, 2014 in Gold River, Calif.

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