Of Mice (Murder) and Men (With Cowboy Hats)

Photos Show Urban Californians the Rural Parts of the State They Can't Glimpse From the Freeways

Of Mice (Murder) and Men (With Cowboy Hats)

Judging from the cars in the background of the photograph, you can tell it’s the 1960s. From a dusty patch of ground just outside a fenced enclosure, Renée, 13, is squinting up at the camera with her arm draped over a sheep tagged with a red ribbon from the Kings District Fair.

A photo taken 50 years later shows another young teenager posing with an animal: Jesús, who wears the same 4-H green cap and tie as Renée, and has a tight grip on his perfectly groomed goat. The Junior …

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