Monday, November 22, 2010

Heartland of the Central Valley - Merced, California

 Finding Clouds on a cloudless day in cotton fields near Merced, and then your everyday farmyard complete with a palm tree!  I found out that this area is like the Midwest of California when it comes to dairies and pancake-flat farm fields!  Even with growing up in north central Montana on the plains, these fields were flat to me!

The Memorial of George Hicks Fancher.  Said to have been a major legal dispute following his death between his sons about how his will was followed and this memorial would be erected in his memory as a prominent citizen to the community.  Luckily, this remarkable obelisk stands today despite 'brotherly love' issues.

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