The Year of 1956 (I was 29 years old)

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Intertidal Invertebrates
An extraordinary collection of photographs


Fishing Baja 2000
Fishing the Sea of Cortez off Cerralvo Island

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U.S. Civil War - 1862
Jessup Pollard, 28th Reg. Massachusetts

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Aerial view of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The area has held up well over the years as a great ocean-front recreation area.

On the merry-go-round at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in 1956.

Merry-go-round in Spring 1956
My niece was 4 and scared to death.

View of the Cocoanut Grove in Santa Cruz.

The Cocoanut Grove at the Boardwalk

The Merry-go-round at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Merry-go-round at the Boardwalk

Exterior of the Crocker art museum in Sacramento, CA. Interior view of the Crocker art museum. View of the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

The Crocker Art Museum
In 1956, it was the largest fine arts gallery in Sacramento.

Inside of the Crocker Art Museum
It was originally built in 1873 as the Victorian residence for the wealthy Crocker family.

The California state capitol building at dusk. The statue of Columbus in the rotunda of California's capitol building.

California State Capitol
My younger brother and I visited here in the Summer of 1956.

Statue of Columbus in the Capitol Rotunda
It portrays Columbus appealing to Queen Isabella of Spain for funds to explore the "New World".

Highway 16 on the way to the Cosumnes river. The old stagecoach stop now known as Perkins along Highway 16. A nice Spotted Bass caught in the Cosumnes river in 1956.

Highway 16 on the way to the Cosumnes River
My brother and I fished here for Bass for the first time.

Perkins on Highway 16
The small town of Perkins sits on Highway 16. It was once a stagecoach stop on the long ride from Reno to Sacramento.

A nice 2-lbs Spotted Bass
We caught it in the Cosumnes using small frogs as bait.

A picnic in Golden Gate park in 1956. The old and famous sign at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Family Picnic in Golden Gate Park
Just like when I was a kid, only this time I was one of the adults.

Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Although touristy, there are many great sights to see, such as the boats below and the old crab stands that have been a part of the area for decades.

Fort Point under the Golden Gate Bridge
Often overlooked because of the massive bridge that soars over it, Fort Point is an interesting visit and offers spectacular views of the Bridge.

Groveland, California A Rainbow Trout from the Tuolumne River. A fisherman fishing the Tuolumne River off Highway 120.

Groveland, California
We passed through here on our way to fish the Tuolumne River in September before school started.

Rainbow Trout from the Tuolumne
It was not the best day of fishing, but my little brother caught this nice Rainbow.

Fishing the Tuolumne River
The river was in a deep canyon at this location and it was a steep climb down from Highway 120.


More Photos of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf

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Colorful Boats at Fisherman's Wharf

Fun with Crabs and a Lobster
Outside Alioto's on a crowded weekend day.

Fresh Crabs at the Wharf
$10.95 per pound


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