The Year of 1951 (I was 24 years old)

What was happening in the world:

What was happening in the USA:

What was happening in California:

What was happening in sports:

What was happening at the movies:

Other great movies were:

Memorable songs were:

What was happening in my life:

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What was happening in 1952 ---->


Travis AFB at Dusk. A picnic in Golden Gate Park. The main street in Fairfield, CA. Vallejo and Mare Island. Fairfield Greyhound station Sacramento Greyhound station Oakland Greyhound station

Travis AFB at Dusk
A familiar cluster of lights after a weekend of "tom-catting" in Vallejo. These were the wine, women, and song days of my youth.

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
My older sister Eleanor looks after her daughter Denage (6 months-old) and Dad relaxes on the grass.

Where the action was in the early 1950s. Vallejo is on top and Mare Island is at the lower left.

The main street in Fairfield, California
A city close to Travis AFB

Greyhound Station in Fairfield
At the time, this was the closest station to Travis AFB.

Greyhound Station on San Pablo Avenue in Oakland
I would use the place for the next 30 years of my life.

Greyhound Depot in Sacramento
A city I soon became “intimately” familiar with. Little did I realize that I would eventually live most of my life in Sacramento and start and end many trips around the world at this little station.


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