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Look What We Got!

Look What We Got!

"Rinker boys. June 1960." This looks to be in California. View full size.


Ten years after

This was my brothers & me in 1970 - Pińon pines, pickup beds and all.

High Desert II

That is a pinon pine tree and the boys are holding trout. That looks like the Inyo Mountains in the background. Maybe a day of fishing on one of the creeks in the Owens Valley.

High Desert

My guess is the high desert. Desert Hot Springs maybe, or Twentynine Palms -- give or take. Nice looking fish guys. Beautiful sightseeing. Miss it muchly.


Judging from yellow plate on the pick-up - and a 1960s date, California sounds right. Probably somewhere in Southern California.


The colors here are beautiful.

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