Mystery Monday (5/2 Revealed)

Posted on 05/06/2011 by Sam Melden in Mystery Monday

UPDATE. We have updated this post to reveal the location of our Mystery Monday Photo

Great job everyone! Check out Linda’s comments below for the back story & location.

This photo is from Merced County, California, 1966.

Another week, another mystery! Here is the entry for this week. Read the guidelines below, then comment and be sure to include a link to a corresponding map.

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 first to post the correct answer & link)
  • Each weekly winner will receive a coupon for $50 off their next Aerial Photo purchase, or simple bragging rights! Whichever you prefer. (Make sure to provide adequate contact info.)

(*It is estimated that 40% of photos document places that are no longer standing. So, if you can tell us where the subject of the photo used to be, that will work too.)


Visitor Comments

Such a shame this burned to the ground about 50 years ago.....if I have the right place. I will tell you this, it is in California....If you need more hints later on, just let me know.....of course this is all "assuming" I am correct when I say, I know where this was....

If I am right, you have to find the "Robin" to find the Blueberry Pie.....those blueberries came from Oregon by the way.

I was thinking California too based on the grove of trees. Definitely looks like the 60s or early 70s. The sign on the left side is a probably a hint, but I didn't see any land around that town that looks similar to the present day roads and lots.

Thanks Frank for giving it a try....felt like I was the only one looking at this! Try Hwy 99 in California.

Well, if no one will put the guess out there I will.....I guess this WAS the Blueberry Hill Cafe/Truck Stop/Road House, once located just south of the Livingston underpass on Hwy 99 at the Robin Rd. exit outside of Merced, California. Here is the only thing I could find out about it:

Hope I am right, since there are many Blueberry Hill Cafe's.

I hate to post twice, but I don't think my last post made it in here.....I will keep it short this time, in case the other one shows up. Just off Hwy 99 at the Robin Rd. exit, just south of the Livingston underpass, Merced, CA, is where it once stood. It burned down. Was the Blueberry Hill Cafe/Truck Stop/Road House and repair shop. .....this was the only thing I could find on it, no pic available.....this is my best guess.

As a high schooler at Livingston High School in the early 80's, Blueberry Hill was the place to be. Sad that it's gone. We had our football dinners there too.

Ah! This was my grandpas resturant and my dad was the head chef for many years my dads right here next tome nappin! Amazing

It never burned to the ground they tore it down to build the freeway! Lol

The photo is of Blueberry Hill Cafe n Livingston, CA. It is just off of Highway 99 on Robin Road. The photo was probably taken in the 1960's because when I worked there in the 70's, the gas station shut down. Livingston is a small town between Merced and Modesto, CA. I believe they had a fire in 61' but it didn't burn to the ground. It was razed to make way for the new freeway. It was originally owned by the Pratt family. They sold it to a couple Bob and Marlene (i don't remember their last name) whom I worked for in the late 70's.

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