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Modesto, California, June, 1975.80-year old Jess Tharp had been making and repairing saddles since 1922.  He change careers from full time cowboy to working in a saddletree shop in Utah after he returned from World War I.  In Jess's south Modesto shop he restored a saddle mad by Main & Winchester of San Francisco in the 1880s.  He use this saddle on his mare to ride in the 1975 4th of July parade in Modesto. .Photo By Al Golub/Golub Photography
Al Golub, Golub Photography