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I remember the Pig Pen, vaguely, and certainly everything else in the Porterville gallery. The town has changed so much since the 60s. It's no longer a town where store owners know you by name and family, it has long since become a city. The concertina wire protecting the police station, some barred windows, etc., also show that it's no longer the small town where there was trust. One wonders if the drive to bring in businesses and grow the town was wise in the end, but I suppose those who don't know the old days find the new Porterville to their liking. If I recall the Ford family correctly, as I went to the Methodist church both before and after the move, there were twin girls that were my age, and they wore black and white shoes, oxford style. I know that because we sang "Brand New Shoes" for them in Sunday School.
Curt...Love your Porterville pictures...grew up in Porterville. I didn't know if you were notifed if someone posted a comment on your photos or not, but I did post a comment on your "Pig Sign" picture. As I commented, this sign was put on bldg by Wilber and Nadine Conner's who owned and operated "The Pig Pen" Cafe from sometime in the 1940's thru the early 1960's. It was a popular eating spot in Porterville for many years.
Hi.... like your photos so much..... you are really great photographer..... im an artist and i paint on canvas. I hope we can be good friends.
I also grew up in Porterville and lindsey and lived just a few blocks from the plunge i now live in Omaha can hardly wait untill i get to go back! To vist relatives that i still have living around that part of the state!
Hey Curt! Just web surfing and thought I'd stop by and say "hi."
Thank you for sharing your work. Had a great time looking at them.
Thanks for visiting my gallery and leaving the nice remarks on my freestyle motocross page. You have a wonderful gallery too, and I especially like the Renaissance Fair photos.
The freestyle motocross riders practice much in the same way skateboarders and freestyle BMX riders practice, only on a much larger scale. That is, they construct/dig huge, deeeeep pits at the end of their practice kicker ramps and fill them with big, big chunks of foam rubber. If they can tell they're going to crash a jump, they just throw the bike aside and land in the foam.