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Tag Archives: Horses

Jess Tharp — Fourth of July, 36 Years Ago

In the middle of June 1975, Laurelei Mullens, Modesto Bee features editor, sent me to south Modesto to photograph Jess Tharp, an 80-year-old cowboy saddle maker.  Mullens was doing an advance story for the big Modesto Independence Day Parade.  She wanted to do the story about Tharp because he would be the oldest rider in […]

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Cattle drive near Yosemite National Park

For over a hundred and twenty years, the Erickson family has been driving their cattle from the Merced Falls area to summer grazing near the border of Yosemite National Park.  The drive takes the same route; of course there are three major highways now not to mention a bridge over the South Fork of the […]

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La Grange Rodeo

A couple weeks ago I traveled down to La Grange to photograph the 64th Annual Rodeo.  I was on my way to a banquet in Oakland that night but I had a couple of hours to shoot.  These are a few of my favorite images from the day, and if you would like to see […]

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