BURRO FLATS (VENTURA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA), 1953-1954 AND UNDATED
70 negatives: ASA001-209 – 278
Box 1. Box 6: 10 degraded negatives ASA001-212, 222, 224 – 226, 230 – 231, 257, 265, 278
Three sub-series as numbered by Howe (chronological order but with undated series before 1953 series)
The site (VEN-4) above Chatsworth Reservoir was on a private ranch owned by Mr. Silvernale. There were two cave homes at the site and pictographs in varied shapes and vivid color. The West Coast’s first atomic power plant was planned for some of the Burro Flats area in 1954 (Jackson, 1954).
ASA001-258 – 259 Charles LaMonk, Charles Jr., and Dorothy Cowper (wife of late Dr. Herbert H. Cowper), sitting outside a cave entrance and sketching pictographs. Pictographs are visible inside the cave.
published in ASA Bulletin (Blast from the past no. 9, 1990). The original negative shows pictographs within the cave and LaMonk and Cowper painting and sketching outside the cave.
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