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Congratulations to Vietnam Veteran Mike Bertell who is finally being awarded an Airborne qualification badge - the Air Assault badge. Mike loaned his uniforms and other items featured in a 2013 AVRM military showcase. He was a combat infantryman with the 101st Airborne Division, 327th Infantry Regiment, AKA the "Bastogne Bulldogs." Read more about Mike in today's Antelope Valley Press column written by Dennis Anderson (June 16, 2021). ... See MoreSee Less
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🚜Ruth Godde awarded Volunteer of Year & More AVRM News - mailchi.mp/39864a7b4b01/newsletter-vol5-no2 ... See MoreSee Less
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Joe Walker with sons at Tropico Gold Camp, 1960s, colorized. 10th Annual World Championship Gold Panning Contest program, March 1970, with inside page telling of a perpetual memorial trophy established in Joe's honor after he was killed in an air crash in 1966. Article about the crash also in this post. ... See MoreSee Less
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Some interesting aviation related photos from the Glen Settle Collection, Tropico Goldcamp/AVRM Collection, colorized. First up is a photo of Col. Bob Rushworth and Joe Walker before their famed "slow-speed contest in 1966 at the World Championship Gold Panning Contest at Tropico Goldcamp. Both men had flown the X-15 over 4,000 MPH." Second photo is from the 1930s at Palmdale Airfield. "Palmdale Airport was used in the early days by fogged-in, Los Angeles bound passenger planes." This is a DC-3? "The Lindbergh Line" from Trans World Airlines (TWA). Third photo is a "McClatchie Manufacturing Company (Compton, CA) endurance plane being re-fueled from a speeding car on Rosamond Dry Lake in the early 1930s." R.E. Lofinck photo. ... See MoreSee Less
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Lancaster Light newspaper, July 28, 1955 - Drive-In theater to open on Ave. H and Sierra Highway. ... See MoreSee Less
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Came across this article while sorting through Antelope Valley High School "Sandpaper" school newspaper from November 20, 1953 with Ed Pickus' "Heap of the Week!" ... See MoreSee Less
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Nice photo from the fields in the AV dated "1915?" on the back with "George and Myrtie Webber with Dr. Conner. In a White motor car - White later only built trucks, still do (1995)" Walt Primmer. Colorized. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Barbara (Shumake) Godde for this photo of Burton's Mine crew in Rosamond, undated. Back row: Jack Bright, ?, ?, Frank Ogle, ?, ?, ?, Dottie and Henry Shumake. Front row: ?, ?, Art Watts, Herbert Shumake. Colorized by D. DeBry. ... See MoreSee Less
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Interesting article in The Antelope Independent Sun & Quartz Hill Sun (a newspaper I had never heard of…) March 16, 1954, about a new employee at the Antelope Dude Ranch. ... See MoreSee Less
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Going through old newspapers and found this in a 1971 AV Press showing some of our World War 1 veterans from Barracks 2030. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to Dave “Mouse” West for donating some of his mother’s items from her business, Gypsee’s Studios. Gypsee DiNavarette was the first female tattoo artist in the Antelope Valley! If anyone has a tattoo done by Gypsee, we’d love to see a photo of it. Dave is going to donate some of her original artwork also. Thanks Dave! ... See MoreSee Less
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🚜AVRM News & Things Are Looking Up! - mailchi.mp/d715c104c5a0/newsletter-vol5-no1 ... See MoreSee Less
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