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Vintage photos of:
Yucca, Arizona this 40-ft diameter geodesic structure was built in the 1970's as the Dinosphere restaurant/night club for the "Lake Havasu Heights" real-estate debacle. It is now a private residence. I made this photo with a Nikon F and 24mm lens using 35mm Tri-X film sometime in December of 1975. View full size.