Prune picker

Prune picker is a Depression Era term for a native Californian. It was not a complement. In the thirties when I was a boy there were times that I was the only prune picker in a group. Everyone else had been born somewhere else.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A summer at Arcadia National Park.

It was a summer Jackie and I treasured. We parked our fifth wheel trailer at the park headquarters. We worked as volunteers for the park for 3 1/2 months. Jackie worked in the reception center and I worked in the sign shop.

The park hak has many miles of trails. There were several hundred trail heads and intersections. I made the signs shown in the picture. Day after day.

This is Jackie standing by a sign post. Notice that the post is held up with rocks. The terrain at this point was all rock. Acres of rock like on the top of Cadillac Mountain. To mark a trail the park placed rock cairns at intervals. Sometimes arrows were painted on the rock.

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  1. I've always loved Acadia. Always wanted to make signs like this for my property. Did you use a hand router? Or is it a computer controlled router?

    1. Penciled the letters on the sign and then used a hand router. Acadia is a wonderful place.

  2. Thank you so much for volunteering and making it an even better place.


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