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The History Mystery #70

This photo is in the collection of the Sierra Mono Museum. The photograph was taken by Alexander Hood.

The man with the baby is Mike McDonald holding his son Wally. Any help with identifying the woman and children in the photo would be appreciated.

Thank you,
Christina McDonald

Sierra Mono Museum


Follow-Up on The History Mystery #69

We were very successful in getting good information on last month’s History Mystery about the Berenda Branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad. I am very appreciative for the excellent response by the community, in particular the North Fork History Group.

(Click here for the updated post).

George Raymond
E Clampus Vitus

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  1. Mary Wilson Sholler Great photo!! The young woman holding the the baby could be Eva Johnson, Minnie’s daughter. There was about a 12 year difference between Eva and her younger brothers. Is it certain Mike is holding Wally? It could be Peter and Eva is holding Wally…just a thought. Observation: The young girl is wearing one of the dresses very similar to the dresses worn by students at the Presbyterian Mission/Boarding School in North Fork. The woman sitting next to yhe young girl could be Mike’s mother as she didn’t pass until early 1920’s. Sidenote…Fantastic example of a brush hut…really lovely photo! Thank you for sharing!!???????? (source: Madera Co Library Native American Collection)

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