Friday, September 12, 2014

Pinecrest (Once Strawberry Lake) Resort Area Above Sonora California

Pinecrest California is a popular resort area today and also back in the 1940's 1950's and 60's.  It was first called Lake Strawberry as the Real Photo Postcards here refer to the popular lake.  It is now known as Lake Pinecrest, 

 Many Boy Scouts used this lake as a jumping point to a Boy Scout camp.  They either took a boat across the lake and hiked to the camp or hiked around the lake and up the canyons, steep trail to the lake. 

 The whole area is often just referred to as "Pinecrest."

My husband is one who went to to this camp and he wanted to show it to me.  The hike around the lake was easy and you saw many summer cabins.  When you got to the end of the lake you climbed along the Stanislaus River up along a steep edge til we got to the camp.  Not much left of the camp and I certainly did not look forward to the "ledge" going back down.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Valentine Birthday Anniversary Love Card 1800s Stand Up Card E Springfield PA | eBay

Valentine Birthday Anniversary Love Card 1800s Stand Up Card E Springfield PA | eBay

Summers in Yellowstone National Park

I spent many summers as a child in Yellowstone National Park.  Our favorite campground was at Madison Junction so my Dad could go in many directions to fish.  You were only allowed to stay 14 days  in the campground so we would pack up the car and take a break in Helena or go fishing outside of the park.  Then we would return and stay another 14 days.  As a kid I did get kind of bored.  Our favorite place for a break was the town of West Yellowstone.  We would go shopping for the camping supplies.  Used an 3 burner Coleman stove for our meals.  We would visit friends at a trailer park and I would drool over the little trailer they owned.  Now I have my own.  My Dad was a teacher so we could do this most summers. Our car was loaded with tents and all our supplies.

Having a park pass we just drove on the far right, showed our pass through the window and easily came in and out of the park at the west entrance.  We usually took sponge baths in our tent but once we used the showers inside the West Yellowstone Train station pictured below.  The tourist shops were so much fun to visit in this town.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Postcard from Milton Kansas to Galesburg Illinois 1906 An American Greeting Postcard

MESSAGE ON BACK
Dear Cousin - We are all well hope you are the same.  Allen went to Wichita last night and Glenn and I stayed alone and don't you think we are brave. Your cousin Nettie
Cousins name is Maude R of Galesburg Illinois.  

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Waving the American Flag at Wawona Big Tree Grove, Yosemite National Park

Troops coming through the big tree at Wawona, Yosemite National Park.  Note the 2 ladies on the base of the tree  waving an American Flag.1920 Postmark.  I have seen many postcards showing the drive through tree in Yosemite, but not this view of what look like troops on horseback. I wish it was in better condition.

Now that I look at this postcard I wonder if those ladies are really standing on the tree.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A hot Saturday so working on repairing Ephemera

It is 100 in Central California and not unusual for July.  I would like to think August will be better but it will probably be the same.  So I have been working on some maps and Vintage valentines.  I usually do not repair but once in awhile a dab of glue is all you need.


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