Transport: Stark Find

At 6:30 on the night of March 1, a Transcontinental & Western Air Douglas DC2 transport left San Francisco with six passengers and a crew of three, headed for Los Angeles. At the rugged Tehachapi Mountains, it met the vanguard of the worst storm the West Coast has seen for 64 years (TIME, March 14). The storm chased it back past Bakersfield, then past Fresno, then swallowed it up. Last week, a young Fresno prospector, H. O. Collier, saw something that glittered as he clambered up near the top of 9,000-ft. Buena Vista in...

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