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Image of a woman on a snowy street in North Fork, CA.
Do you recognize this woman or anything else about this picture of downtown North Fork? Let us know!

History Mystery #105: Snowy Winters and Christmas Dances

Submitted by Connie Popelish, North Fork History Group

Remember when winter meant snow? Check out this photograph of downtown North Fork and let us know your memories of snowy winters, Christmas dances, and any other details you notice in this picture, like the names of the businesses or power lines strung overhead across the street.

Can anyone tell us the date of the photograph or identify the woman walking in the middle of the road?

Please leave your comments here, or email to NorthForkHistoryGroup@gmail.com.

Image of a Christmas bell.

Merry Christmas!!


One comment

  1. Thanks to all who made comments. Thanks also to Connie Popelish for providing such a prophetic History Mystery for this December.

    Comments from the Facebook page:

    Jim Gatz Yay

    Scott Runtzel I do like the Jeep Willys wagon in the foreground. My grandfather, Joe Elerick had a 1961 Jeep truck that I miss. I remember getting gasoline at that Shell station.

    Tina Williams Scott Runtzel , Mr. Bob Quicks SHELL.

    Clarence Dennis Read Dennis Read

    Cindy Muehlenbeck Miss those days when everything stops and it’s so quiet❄️☃️⛷

    Ed Priest Cindy Muehlenbeck I remember when we had snow like that.

    Cindy Muehlenbeck Ed Priest Yes! Remember Craig’s birthday parties ❄️????

    Ed Priest, Cindy Muehlenbeck oh ya! Good times.

    Gena Hopkins Cindy Muehlenbeck All you could hear is someone’s chains slapping along their ol’ pickup truck Very few of us had a cool 4×4 like that one.

    Cindy Muehlenbeck Gena Hopkins And we prayed to hear the snow plows! Remember looking out and seeing the lights coz our power was out❄️

    Steve Donnelly Les Smiths Buckhorn Lodge (Snuffy’s)

    Barbara Bodey Bigelow We used to get so much snow. Walker grade was tough to navigate. Now… nothing!

    Jim Wilson I was born in North Fork. My grandfather lived behind Bobs Shell station in the winter. He worked on Goat Mountain for 17 years.

    Frank Guida Always liked eating at Riley’s Cafe Alex his wife and two daughters served their customers well.

    Kim Anders Gould I remember going to Bass Lake Theater (NF Elementary went every year) to see a movie at Christmas time. It started snowing really heavily and the bus driver had very low visibility, so it took forever to get back to NF.There was always a Santa in the lobby to give us oranges and candy to take home ????.

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