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More modern archeology

2007-09-23 18:05:40.266002+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

In the modern archeology thread, JT mentioned kayaking on Lake Isabella around and above old Kernville. I just got a call from Pat McPherson, co-author of River Children, stories of growing up in the Kern River Valley, and he said that there are lots of pictures of the old Kernville area, and it sounds like a few people still hanging on with some pretty impressive archives of photographs and memories who'd love to share and tell their stories.

We don't have a road trip to that area in our near future, but I'm going to see if I can track down a copy of that book, and JT, or anyone else who's down in that area, it might make an interesting addition to your excursions to start with the authors of River Children and maybe buy a few people dinners and get some stories.

And turn the area into more than a throwaway for a Merle Haggard song...

[ related topics: Children and growing up Books Photography Travel ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-23 23:34:15.188751+00 by: JT

Thanks Dan, I'm definitely going to get one of these. One of the place that sells it, Mountain River Adventures, is one of my clients, I'll be sure to pick one up next weekend when I'm there. The Kernville museum here has so few pictures for a historic reference. They do have a map of the old town before it was moved, but it doesn't seem as detailed or accurate as the one described in the book here.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-24 00:14:35.535262+00 by: Dan Lyke

Drop 'em an email too. Pat sounded like he'd enjoy talking with folks exploring the area.