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Deserted truck held Baja notes written by pair
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Dean, Gordon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated March 9, 1965 partially reads, "A new clue to the mysterious disappearance of two Valley youths eight months ago in the desert of Baja California may be revealed here later today. The American Consulate here is expected to disclose the contents of a log kept by Steven Bunch, 18, and Harold Dean Slaght, 19, during their trip which began last June 21. The log was found inside the youths' truck which was located last week in the desolate Sierra Vizcaino desert, about 400 miles south of Tijuana." Photograph caption reads, "Item-by-item - Robert Bunch, on truck, father of Steven, and Valley Times staff writer Dick Houdek search truck found in Baja California desert for clues to the mysterious disappearance of Bunch's son and Harold Dean Slaght, who vanished last summer."; See images #00132685 through #00132687 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Houdek, Dick
Valley Times (Firm)--Employees
Search and rescue operations--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Missing persons--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Newspaper employees--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Deserts--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Abandonment of automobiles--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Trucks--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Men--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Dogs--Mexico--Baja California (Peninsula)
Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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