The Desert Was My Playground

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Candy running in the desert, age 5 spacer

Me running in our backyard, age 5. A Santa Fe Railroad train is in the distance, arriving at the US Gypsum plant just out of the picture to the left. Our water also arrived by train, and was stored in a large tank near the plant. Big Maria Mountain rises in the distance. The Big Maria Mountain range is near the California/Arizona border, just north of Blythe, CA.


1955 photo by my Dad

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