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  • Mystery History - June 6, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jun 9, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: An open-air skating rink across from the Shafter Post Office on State Street on June 24, 1941....

  • Mystery History - May 23, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 27, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Shafter's 1938 sugar beets harvest at a shed on Lerdo Highway. Answered by Shafter resident Jimmy...

  • Mystery History - May 16, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 19, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: The Hudson Apartments on East Euclid Avenue in the mid 1980s....

  • Mystery History - May 9, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 14, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Sugar beet pickers and Water tower in 1941-42...

  • Mystery History - May 2, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated May 7, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Bruce McCloskey Dentistry at 271 E. Lerdo Hwy. in the 1990s. Prior to the Dental office, it was the home of Lee and...

  • Mystery History - April 25, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 28, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Central Avenue and Central Valley Highway In the 1980s, with Cousins Cafe and Floyds on the righ...

  • Mystery History - April 18, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 22, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: A view of the Shafter Blacksmith built by Doolitte in 1923. Several years later, the business was taken over by Al...

  • Mystery History - April 11, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 19, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Jim GloEckler at Dora Income Tax Service and Immigration in 1999....

  • Mystery History - April 4, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The Shafter- Press.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Bill Hider and Bob Smith at the O'Brien Downs stables on Lerdo Highway in April 1969....

  • Mystery History - March 28, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: The Shafter Fire Department in the 1950s. Today, these two firetrucks are located at the Minter Field Museum....

  • Mystery History - March 21, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Mar 26, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Wendy Wilson's Richland Primary School 3rd grade class at the Shafter Depot with Curator Stan Wilson in...

  • Mystery History

    The Shafter Press|Updated Mar 4, 2024

    Here’s this week’s challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Early 1950s La Colonia children following the potato harvest in Nipomo, in northern California. Left top: Yolanda Riv...

  • Mystery History - Feb. 22, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Feb 27, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Clara Schnaidt, Ben Grundy and Wimpy Bender in 1972. Congratulations to Dolly Hei, who submitted the right...

  • Mystery History - Feb. 15, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Feb 19, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: The Shafter Depot Museum celebrates a birthday on Oct 14, 1995....

  • Mystery History - Feb. 1, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Feb 5, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Across from Bank of America, Clint's liquor and convenience store was at 250-260 Central Avenue. It was built in...

  • Mystery History - Jan. 25, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 28, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Shafter's 50th anniversary parade down Central Avenue....

  • Mystery History - Jan. 18, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 23, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: The demolition of the Shafter Motel on Lerdo Highway on Aug. 18, 2000....

  • Mystery History - Jan. 11, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 16, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Cawelo in 1942 at East of Lerdo Highway and Highway 99....

  • Mystery History - Jan. 4, 2024

    The Shafter Press|Updated Jan 7, 2024

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: The Shafter Theatre and Wood Shoe Repair on Central Avenue in early 1953....

  • Mystery History - Dec. 21, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Dec 24, 2023

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: A rare snow in Shafter in 1962....

  • Mystery History - Dec. 14, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Dec 17, 2023

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to [email protected]. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Snow in Shafter in 1962....

  • Mystery History - Dec. 7, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Dec 12, 2023

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Shafter Christmas decorating in 1994 with Janice Smith and Cathy Prout....

  • Mystery History - Nov. 23, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Nov 25, 2023

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: The Shafter Depot Museum in 1983...

  • Mystery History - Oct. 26, 2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Oct 31, 2023

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The ShafterPress.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: St. Theresa's Church members on their float in THE 2001 Shafter Parade....

  • Mystery History - October 19,2023

    The Shafter Press|Updated Oct 21, 2023

    Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Shafter Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, xact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated) guess to The Press, 455 Kern St., Suite E, Shafter, CA 93263, or e-mail it to mysteryphoto@The Shafter-Press.com. Winners will be revealed here next week. LAST WEEK: Shafter resident Rosalie Perry wed Ronald Pierce in 1957 at the Baptist Church on Lerdo Highway. From left are...

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