Blog » Mystery Monday (9/26)

Here is the long awaited Mystery Monday photo! After reading our guidelines below, you can leave your observations as to what this photo could be and where it might fall on the map.

This Friday we will reveal this photo’s location in the comment section of this post along with the winner!

Here are the guidelines,

  • If you can correctly identify the photo with a link to Google Maps showing where it is, or should be*, you win! Leave a comment here on the blog or on our Facebook Page.
  • Every Friday we will reveal the photo and congratulate the winner! (The winner being the first to post the correct answer & link.)
  • This week’s winner will receive a $50 coupon for any framed print, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer!

Let the games begin!

Visitor Comments

Randy Whited
09/26/2011

Rest stop on Milk Farm road, off I-80 near Dixon, Solano County, California.
38.47558,-121.821358
http://g.co/maps/x96yc
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytravel...


Randy Whited
09/26/2011

Now abandonded rest stop on Milk Road, off I-80, near Dixon, Solano County, California
38.47558,-121.821358
http://g.co/maps/6thvf
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2268967


Tony Colley
09/26/2011

Finally an easy one!

Besides the roads and some power poles, only one man-made structure in this photo still exists today (and it's not the overhead interstate sign at the exit, that sign has been replaced by an overhead sign just before where the offramp begins, up near where the Richfield gas station was).

This looks mid to late 1960s to me, a few late 50s model cars, but not so many as to make me think early 60s.


Randy Whited
09/26/2011

Lets' try posting a third time today...

Now abandoned rest stop on Milk Road, off I-80, near Dixon, Solano County, California
38.47558,-121.821358
http://g.co/maps/6thvf
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/2268967


Lance
09/26/2011

Haha.. an easy one! Maybe for you! There's some really interesting history behind this photo! When someone guesses it, I'll share a few links.


Linda Jenkins Wensel
09/27/2011

Yes it is easy...........Dixon, CA is all I will say.......one major place closed in 1987


Lance
09/27/2011

Apparently, one of the buildings instead of being demolished was dismantled and is being stored in a warehouse! I didn't know you could store buildings in buildings.


Lance
09/27/2011

Randy, it looks like your comments were going to spam! I fixed it though and you're the winner! Great job!


Tony Colley
09/27/2011

The only thing left standing from this photo is the Milk Farm sign.

The Milk Farm Restaurant (and the sign) was considered a cultural landmark in Dixon; so, even though the restaurant went out of business in 1986, the building remained until 2000, when it was dismantled and placed in storage in hopes of someone being able to reconstruct it on another site some day. Because of the passion of the residents of Dixon, the sign, however, still remains!

As of the latest Google Earth imagery (2009), nothing has been built on this site. So the unsuspecting traveler pulls off and finds nothing but a field of dirt and brush underneath the Milk Farm sign (a row of trees hide this nothingness from the interstate).

References: http://daviswiki.org/Milk_Farm_Restau... and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_Far...


Tony Colley
09/27/2011

BTW, the big white building, with the lookout tower on top, was the Milk Farm Restaurant. The building at the foot of the Milk Farm sign was a Union 76 gas station.


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