Saturday, September 17, 2016
Mildred Takes A Trip 2
Back on the battleship, and I think I might know which battleship. Could it be the U.S.S. California? Click on the ships name in labels, and you can pull up a postcard of the Cali in all her glory. And if it's not the California, it's clearly a ship of the same design. As far as the other two photos, one's obviously somewhere along the California coastline. The San Diego area might be a good bet. After all, that's where the fleet was, but then again, it sure looks like the mouth of Ballona Creek near modern day Marina del Rey. I don't ride my bike out to the coast too often, but there's a bike path along the shore, and the shape of the ridge line in the background looks like it could be it. Of course, with the way the California coast has been carpeted with building after building, it might be impossible to match an old photo to a modern landscape. The bottom photo is Arizona, south of Ajo, in what is now Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. It's the only place in the world they grow.
Click on Mildred's Album in labels to see the whole thing.