UPDATE: James Dean’s Last Stop

Reader Nikki Sloan tells us how she stumbled upon the General Store where James Dean was last seen

Nikki Sloan responded to our February Time Frame “Ghost Rider” featuring James Dean by submitting a photo she took of a memorial marking the last place the actor was spotted before he died in a car crash. We asked how she got the shot and here’s the Twitter version:

A mild-mannered banker by weekday, Sloan went on one of her occasional motorcycle rides with a tight group of friends from Ventura to Cambria when they stopped at Blackwell’s Corner General Store. Enamored with the nostalgic Dean sign—Sloan is a bigger fan of his car collection than his acting—she snapped an image. She wound up sending the image to Travel + Leisure, which held a photo contest. The editors were impressed enough that she won a fancy Nikon camera. Sloan doesn’t really use it though; she’s more of a point-and-click kind of gal.


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