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HISTORY TRIVIA: Step Back in Time

The San Mateo County Historical Association staffers have thousands of photos that they need help identifying in order to caption them. Can you help them?

A big thanks to Patch users  and  for captioning one of our photos in .

First Lt. Lee Mendelson, March, 1957. Is this the same Mendelson as the Burlingame television producer? And is that entertainer George Gobel? What are they doing?

Apparently, the Lee Mendelson that did the Peanuts films used to live on Castilian Way in San Mateo, and in last week's photo, he was with comic/actor George Gobel.

However, we didn't get any bites on this . Do you know what it's all about?

The San Mateo County Historical Association still has many photos that need captions, after it recently purchased more than 30,000 San Mateo Times newspaper photos that span most of the 20th century and provide a glimpse into San Mateo County life and its generations.

Own a little piece of history by looking at these photos and help the association find out about the story behind each one, so the group can archive them.

Peninsula Patch sites will publish various photos as we get them - usually on Thursday or Saturday mornings - so you can help us identify them.

The first photo this week reads: February 19, 1954, the “10-man Himalaya Expedition,” Dr. L Bruce Meyer of Burlingame (second from the left in the second row). Do you know anything about their expedition?  Do you know what they are displaying?

The back of the second photo reads: Leroy Moretti, February 5, 1974. Do you know who these men are? Do you know what the trophy is for?

Please note in the comments if you have information about the photos attached.

Then call or e-mail  archivist, Carol Peterson, if you want more information. Carol can be reached by phone, (650) 299-0104, or e-mail, carol@historysmc.org

Reality Check September 01, 2012 at 04:34 PM
No idea, but my wild-ass guess would be primitive-looking strap-on snowshoes.

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