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Bruce W. Email
01/09

Where do you live now? Huntington Beach California

How many years were you in the desert? On and off for 40 years

Are you willing to help with pictures? Yes

Are you willing to help with stories? Yes

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Love your web page I raced District # 37 up and around Red Rock and Wagon Wheel areas as a youth. Thanks foe all the great information. Racer Under The Son: www.ruts.org


David Stevens Email
12/06/17

Where do you live now? Minnesota

How many years were you in the desert? 18

Are you willing to help with pictures? Maybe

Are you willing to help with stories? Maybe

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Mark Collebrusco Email
11/26/17

Where do you live now? Riverton, IL

How many years were you in the desert? 1960

Are you willing to help with pictures? If I can find any.

Are you willing to help with stories? Perhaps

Comments:
My family moved to California in 1960. My father was supposed to go to work for GE in Los Angeles. The smog was so bad that my mother refused to live there. We moved to Ridgecrest because we had family friends who lived on the base at China Lake. My father worked at Jack's House of Service, an appliance and bicycle shop. I was in the 3rd grade at Las Flores Elementary School and my older brother was a freshman at Burroughs High School. My teacher was Miss Osmundsen(SP?). We had come from a very lush, green river valley in Illinois. The dry windy desert was quite a shock at first, but I found it easy to make friends and I generally enjoyed my time there. It was a nice town with pleasant people.


Gary P Olsen 
11/26/17

Where do you live now? Sisters, Oregon

How many years were you in the desert? 12

Are you willing to help with pictures? yes if I can find them

Are you willing to help with stories? maybe

Comments:
more to the story, when we moved to Ridgecrest, we lived on the base,  West of Ridgecrest off Ridgecrest Blvd was colored town living in Cardboard shacks,  oh yes I remember the guy I graduated with who went on to play in the NBA,   Jay Carty,  saw him a number of years ago,  My dad had a wrecking yard on China lake & Haloid, next door to Webbs motel,  also we didn't have room for all those "vintage" cars so we moved them up Above the college at the base of the mountains, a guy named Antone lived in a stone house there, at one time we had 800 cars stored up there,  was up there a few years ago and walked around the stone house is crumpled in but did find some old car parts,  I bought an old 1948 Cushman motorscooter from Uncle Toms Cabin for $75 and we rode that thing everywhere,  don't remember ever being harrased by the police,  especially in Rocket Town, when I was 12 shined shoes at Oky, Toms barber shop,  I still have a cousin living in Rocket town,  guess it never really took off,  good times when we were kids,  We used to find an old car that would run and would run out in the desert chasing jack rabbits east of China Lake, Blvd,  its all built up now,  graduated from James Monroe, school,  remember they had a giant wood box out in the school yard and they would put ice in it to cool the water off,  the ghost busters would haul the teachera off to jail today,  but we survived,  I delivered the Bakersfield paper on a mailmans bicycle, was tough in the wind which blew often,   I remember 1 morning when we got up to go to school and had 8" of snow,  that don't happen often


Gary Olsen  
11/24/17

Where do you live now? Sisters, Oregon summer Yuma, Az winter

How many years were you in the desert? 12

Are you willing to help with pictures? maybe if I can find them

Are you willing to help with stories? maybe

Comments:
we moved to Ridgecrest in 1945,  started Kindergarten there in 45,   my dad worked on the base till about 50, then to Ridgecrest where he had a wrecking yard on Haloid & China Lake blvd,  I graduated in 58,  went to school with Billy Raglin, Lucy and Johnny Orozoco and the NBA ball player who him and I were the youngest grads,  Somewhere I have a couple pictures with me and Death Valley Scotty, one me sitting on his mule an another up on his Turret,  Good times back then
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