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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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The Year of 1959 (I was 32 years old)

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The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles. Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. A cloudy sunset with Los Angeles in the foreground. Brigette Bardot was a great actress of the day. The high-desert in the Lucerne Valley. The clocktower at the Los Angeles farmer's market.

Capitol Records building in Los Angeles
I would frequently wander the streets in my free time - there was always something to see.

Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles
I made sure to see the landmarks around West L.A. including the miracle mile and the Farmer's Market (below).

A sunset in Los Angeles
Even though I wanted to get back to Sacramento, L.A. was a good place to be for a couple of years. I was in to movies and there were many good theaters to choose from.

Brigette Bardot
She was one of the sexiest actresses in 1959.

Lucerne Valley
A co-worker wanted to show me how easy it was to stake a claim and acquire federal land.

Sunset as seen from the high-desert of the Lucerne Valley in California.

Sunset in Lucerne Valley
I heard the wind all night long from our old miner's cabin accomodations.

Someone's claim for federal land in the Lucerne Valley in 1959.

Miner's claim
A claim to a section of government-owned land. The rusty old tobacco can contains the papers that give title to the land.

The San Juan Capistrano Mission in Southern California.

San Juan Capistrano Mission
It was one of the places I went with Mary. We were both Catholics, so it had added meaning for us.

The ornate altar inside San Juan Capistrano.

Interior of San Juan Capistrano
The mission was built in 1776 and the ornate altar was shipped all the way from Barcelona, Spain.


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