Mentryville resident Darryl Manzer, age 11 or 12 (b. Jan. 14, 1950), holding a sucker rod and standing next to the "firehouse" below PCO Hill, on the left (south) side of the
road, roughly opposite the famous CSO No. 4 oil well.
A sucker rod is the steel rod that goes down an oil well, connecting the surface pump with the down-hole components.
Photo late 1961 or January 1962 by Richard "Gus" Trueblood for a story by A.B. Perkins.
Pico Canyon / Mentryville Index
The Pico Ghost Camp by Arthur B. Perkins, 1962.
The Only Kid in Mentryville by Darryl Manzer, 1997.
Perspectives Shape Memories of Mentryville by Darryl Manzer, 2013.