Northern California coast, 1956 — Up in the extreme northwest corner of California, you’ll find Crescent City, county seat of Del Norte County, home of the popular roadside attraction Trees of Mystery. Known to travelers of Highway 101 as the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Trees of Mystery first opened in 1931. As I wrote in […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
This week, I’ve got a road trip for you, up the coast of California and into the beautiful Redwoods. These slides are all from 1956, and we start off in Santa Cruz, about 75 miles south of San Francisco. I’ve never been to Santa Cruz, and I’m sure the city has changed a lot over the years — but after […]
San Francisco — In 1956, the Golden Gate Bridge had been in operation for just under 20 years. The historic Sutro Baths building was still standing, although the baths had been replaced by an ice skating rink in 1937. You could spend the day at Playland-at-the-Beach, just across the street from Golden Gate Park; Playland shut down in 1972, and […]
As I go through my collection of family slides (again), I can’t help but wonder how each image wound up where it sits in the various slide carousels. Why do some of them have handwritten notes while most have nothing to hint at when and where they were shot? And why are they so wildly out of order? I’ll probably […]
Images from a trip to Yosemite National Park in 1951; I originally posted these pictures in December 2016.
A few of the images from a February-March 1957 road trip to the East Coast, including New York and Pennsylvania.