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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

Mirror Lake in Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

Mirror Lake in Yosemite: Mid-Fifties

One can see Bill Bliss and the girl from this photo on the other side. As guessed by tterrace, this is probably Mirror Lake in Yosemite. View full size

Girl in the photo

The girl in the photo is Gloria Matlock who lived next door. She was about 5 1/2 years older than Bill. She now lives in Minnesota.

 
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