John A. Gibson Sr.
John A. Gibson, Sr. was a frequent in poker games at the Mullen Vets club, and at one point he had a run of good luck that helped fund the purchase of a ranch south of Mullen. The ranch consisted of 1,050 acres and had an irrigation well for alfalfa hay. After John, Sr. passed away the ranch was owned by siblings Bud, Barney, and Jeffie. The ranch was eventually sold around 1977.
This is part of the ranch owned by the Gibson family. The 1,050 acres also extended West of Highway 97.
This is a great candid photo on the Oakland, California ferry in September of 1951. The family was in California for the funeral of Shirley Gibson.