Where do you live now? Ctrus Heights, Sacramento cnty, CA
How many years were you in the desert? '49-'56, '60-'62
Are you willing to help with pictures? Sure, as I'm able
Are you willing to help with stories? Sure, as they're relavent
Been here before; very good friends and classmates with Pat Jones RIP the originator of High Desert Memories ..
Today, I'm researching a pix of what, in the '50's, was known at the "Yucca Inn" on China Lake Blvd.
An email from Robert 'Tex' Whitson says another business is opening on the site, and the new operator wants to develop a history of the businesses that have operated here - Yucca Inn might have been the very first ..
Thanks, and I hope to hear from you ..
James of Sacramento county
Where do you live now? Aliso Viejo, CA
How many years were you in the desert? 12 years
Are you willing to help with pictures? no
Are you willing to help with stories? yes
Family moved to China Lake in 1945, our duplex on Kitts Rd had not electricity, only water. We had to eat with the sailors in their mess hall. We would see the Chinese workers when the wind wasn't blowing so hard that you couldn't see anything.
A great place to grow up. (but kind of boring)
Where do you live now? Sherman Island (San Joaquin Delta, No.California)
How many years were you in the desert? 19
Are you willing to help with pictures? Sure- don,t have many though (other than a yearbook)
Are you willing to help with stories? If I can remember any of interest
This is still a great site- have enjoyed it for a lot of years.
Where do you live now? Napa, CA
How many years were you in the desert? 6 +
Are you willing to help with pictures? Yes
Are you willing to help with stories? Perhaps
My family moved to China Lake in 1946, shortly before my 3rd birthday. We lived there for just over 6 years. My father was an optical physicist working at Michelson Lab (once it opened), and was head of the optics section before we left. I recently returned to China Lake (stayed in Ridgecrest) as a counselor on a two-month assignment working with children. I took many pictures of the desert area (Little Lake, Red Rock Canyon, views of Sierra ridges and Owens Peak), and wrote a couple of pieces for a little blog I have. I just finished writing a short book about our years in China Lake (mostly about my parents). Many of my memories are fuzzy, since I was pretty young, but I did some research (including things my parents wrote) to fill in. I'm still tweaking it. I had an older sister, Signe Wallin, who passed away at age 35. My brother, Peter Wallin, is still living.
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Where do you live now? Springfield, IL.
How many years were you in the desert? almost 51
Are you willing to help with pictures? Don't have any!
Are you willing to help with stories? Yes
After being born and raised on Base at China Lake and living in the Desert for 51 years, we moved back to Lawrenceville, GA. and were there for 13 years we moved back here to Sharon's Hometown (on 12-17-2011) where her Grandkids (5 of them) and 6 (so far) great-grandkids, a sister and one of her 4 living Brothers and many friends from years past! We are renting this little 2 BD. 1 BA. Brick house with a full Basement for all of Sharon's Quilt sewing Center (Ye Olde Quilting Cave) including a 12 foot long Quilting Long Arm Sewing Machine. We love being back Home here and are enjoying all our Family & Friends!