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    anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    Hi all,

    I found some photos that my Dad shot in the early 1960s. Most had comments on the slide sleeve, but a few did not. My family and I managed to figure out where most of these places were, except for about 7 slides. I am attaching 2 of them in the hopes that somebody can recognize this place. I think that my Dad shot them in California in late September or early October 1962 (all of the other slides in that box date from that time). Based on where my Dad was traveling (Ridgecrest, California, up to Salem, Oregon). I think that these photos may be of Mono Lake, Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, or some lake in northern California (my parents drove from around Yosemite over to the coast and then headed up to Oregon). I would appreciate any help.

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    Daniel

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    2nd one does look like Mono lake with the White Mountains in the background. Not so sure about the first with that solo peak in the background. Maybe Shasta.

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    The first does look like Mt. Shasta to me, looking from the 5 frwy north around Weed maybe, by that little airport runway, there is a rest area on the south bound side. A second look I can't tell if there is water in the foreground or if it is a flat plane ? Looks like the camera position is higher than the flat plane or lake so it might not be where I think it is !!

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    The second could be around Shasta Lake, with a higher water level than I have seen it lately.

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    My guess is Klamath Lake, in Southern Oregon along Hwy 97.

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    Thanks for your suggestions. These 2 photos show water, either a lake or large river. The other 5 or 6 photos do not clearly show water, but the snow capped mountains look similar.

    Not sure if I5 existed in 1962? I will check on that...

    I had not considered Klamath Lake. I will look at that as well.

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    You might be right about I 5 not being built, hmm.

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    The first one at least is. I recognized the unique lines along the train tracks. Here's google maps street view from that side of the lake:

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    By the way, I always wondered about those funny power lines along the tracks. This is pure speculation but I think they might be a kind of warning system for if there has been a rockslide onto the tracks. A big rockslide would break the lines, so if you monitored a current running through them, it would provide a simple kind of alert if the circuit is broken. That section of highway is along a steep rocky cliff with lots of slides. That is pure speculation though!

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    Re: anybody recognize this place (probably California)?

    Salt Lake City area with the kennecott smokestack in the second image?

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