Throwback Thursday: December 6, 1946

This week’s throwback post is fascinating to me because I love this woman’s nickname! Jinks!!

Jinks Retzlaff

Jinks Retzlaff

I found this picture among Sammie Brown Jr’s pictures. I can tell by the corral and mountains this was taken on the Pony Hill Ranch, in Indian Valley.  The writing on the back says this is:

Silvergold Dick

March 31, 1944

Jinks Retzlaff

January 14, 1926

December 6, 1946

The back of the photo

The back of the photo

Most of Sammie’s pictures are of horses. I have over a hundred black and white photos of beautiful horses from this time. I know he was very well know for his horsemanship and taught many, many people lessons. In fact, I occasionally get emails from people that knew him back in the day. I love it because they often have interesting stories and tidbits for me.
I did a little digging and found out that indeed Jinks Retzlaff, aka, Frances Marion “Jinks” Retzlaff Velasco was a local Indian Valley girl. It appears that she and Sammie went to high school together. Jinks sounded like a really fascinating woman and according to her obituary it sounds like she had an interesting  and fulfilling life. I know she still has family living, so if any of my readers know how I could contact them to get them this picture, that would be great!


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  1. Linda hutchison

    Hi Megan I do believe her son Jack Velasco has a FB page you maybe could do a search.

    • Megrbrown@gmail.com

      Thanks!!! Vicki Pearce Pyle told me about Beth Pellandini, who is a niece? But I’m sure Jack would be even more stoked to get this! Thanks for your help!

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