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See if this works. I got it from the facebook.
K: I paid rent to Nacho and Martha Quiroz for my spot in Cholla for years. I would loved to have seen and experienced Cholla back in those days.I made my first trip down to Cholla Bay from Phoenix in our 54 Pontiac station wagon back in 58 (I was 10) and if you remember how slow things moved down there at that time, there wasn't much change from this 56 movie. We stayed in one of Natcho's huts and I made his little store my firecracker connection. Wonderful and magic times indeed.
My mom and Dad along with my Uncle Teddy made their first trip down from Torrance Cali in 55 after hearing about it from the wild bunch at Hughes aircraft where my father worked. That first group from Hughes still has a footprint in Cholla Bay till this day.
Dr. Thomson was my best professor at U of A! Spent a month camping and studying the Sea of Cortez on the Baja side in one of his classes.One more story about people & Cholla Bay: my place was next door to Nonie McKibbon's who was one of the most adventurous, curious, live life large people I have ever met. Nonie would sail her little 12' sailboat [the Hurache] by her self across to San Felipe when she was 70 yrs old, was one of the first wind surfers at the same age, taught me to enjoy fish head soup and was an all around great person. Sadly, Nonie was lost at sea while sailing out of Cholla, as I was told, her boat was found washed up on Bird Island and then her body was found on shore somewhere a week later. The theory put forth is that a gust of wind knocked her and her partner overboard and the boat sailed away without them. If anybody knows this story and can clarify the facts it would be appreciated.
Before her death Nonie wrote and published this book: