Foley & Burk Shows flatcars on tracks adjacent to Albers Milling Co. in Santa Rosa, Jan. 1972
Skinner, Hal, 1925-2004
Empty flatcars sit on the Northwest Pacific tracks next to the Albers Miiling Co. silos. The Hwy 12 overpass is visible in the background.
Biographical or Historical Note
Mary Lou Hilligoss (d. 2001) and Lloyd Hilligoss worked as a team to build and operate one of the largest carnival companies in the United States, Foley & Burk Shows out of Redwood City. Foley & Burk Shows supplied the carnival rides for the Sonoma County Fair and many other fairs throughout California. The Hilligosses moved to Sebastopol in 1985 and later retired to Santa Rosa.
Hal Skinner (1925-2004) moved to Sonoma County from Indiana in 1965 to serve as the first director of the Audio-Visual Department (later Instructional Resources Department) at Sonoma State College (later University). He later taught in the School of Education until retiring in 1988. He took up artist blacksmithing in retirement and was a featured exhibitor at the Gravenstein Apple Fair in Sebastopol and Sturgeon's Sawmill in Occidental until his death at age 79.
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Original Collection Name
Skinner family photograph collection; 197203A13
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