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Prior to flooding as a key part of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge, every building and tree on the ranch had been removed. The images which follow are the primary visual record of what once existed.

This story is now available on Amazon as a coffee table book with these and many more photographs by Duncan Dwelle and Jane Tise. Or you can download a PDF file of the Dickson Family Ranch to view or print.

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