Thursday, September 07, 2006

DEJA'VU Then & Now Mugshots: PEGI'S VAULT

If you wish to view or download any of these photos in their original .JPG scan size and coloration, simply click on the PEGI'S VAULT headline above..

GONNA NEED SOME HELP with identifying this one. The man on the right is Hank of course and the man on the left is identified only as "Mark". I believe this may be Mark of The Terros House.

This is from a part of Pegi's collection titled "WESAC Festival" which took place in the spring ot 1970 at Sycamore Canyon near Cottonwood/Clarkdale/Jerome. This was a 3-day outing with camping in one of the most beautiful and (Thank God) DESOLATE areas of Northern Arizona.

The man on the left is listed only as "Jerry, The Hermit". Sycamore Canyon is likely home to several denizens like these, some of them probably eternally invisible. Keep in mind that "Jerry The Hermit" and his companion while perhaps eccentric in those days, would be described as "Homeless" in this era - depending on the neighborhood and how far it is to the nearest Mc Donald's, Wal-Mart, school, church or police station. Freedom's just another word.....

Hank in the hat - greeting the morning with a Viet-Nam era plastic canteen (remember those?) while the girl in front of the campfire acclimatizes to Culture Shock... happens when you wake up and there are no city sounds. Or city smells. Or ELECTRICITY. Or TELEPHONES. Mommy?

Unidentified hippie chick..
definitely the kind of vision one imagines
stumbling upon whilst wandering in the forest. Like Mariah says; "All you need is love". Just add water.

BACK IN THE CITY Little Malcom being shown by Pegi, is fully dressed in formal attire [hat] with the exception of a cane.

ONE LAST SHOT of yours truly Ronco, with Bonnie Slagle at the 27th Avenue house in Laveen. From the long sleeves and warm clothes (see my new shirt!) you can tell it was December.

We hope you have enjoyed this side excursion. We'll have maybe two to three more editions of Pegi's Vault before closing.


Mariah Fleming said...

Yep Ron,, to answer your question that appears to be Mark Davis (or was is Marc) of Terros fame. I believe he lives in the Prescott area with his wife who I believe is quite the musician...I reserve the right to disclaim any of this info once I check it out more (o:

Liz Boyle said...

Equally entertaining, Pegi's photo's and Ron's captions !

Aren't we all better for knowing someone like Jerry the Hermit ?
Ya' never take indoor plumbing for granted again.