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Source: HSU Special Collection: Palmquist/Yale [2012.02.0179]
Cover the earth (with Paint)
According to the HSU website, this was on H Street in Arcata.
I was just a little girl but remember my mother collecting Blue Chip Stamps…
With all the banners and folks around, I think it was more than just a train they were waiting for-but can’t quite figure out what it was. I think the banner on the building may say “something something railway club” and from the vehicles, I’d guess 1950s…
Guy with the receding hairline and bigger (camera?) bag around his shoulder may be a reporter…? And I like how the teens separated from the adults and gathered in the foreground.
I found this photo by accident but then wondered at the description–The First Annual LOU BRERO MEMORIAL ROAD RACE.
I did a little more digging and found this in the April 2011 Edition of the Formula Speed Magazine The Wheel. I had never heard the story before…
I must confess that 1950 is just a guess based on the vehicles in the photo. I welcome a more definitive date if anyone can help…?