A Southern California professor believes he has solved the 75-year-old mystery of where in Nipomo a famous photographer captured an iconic image of a Depression-era mother and her children.

With the help of dozens of people, including longtime Nipomo residents, Paul Martin Lester thinks he has resolved apparent contradictions regarding a site he pinpointed last spring.

Now he hopes to find a landowner willing to let him place a marker to commemorate Dorothea Lange’s photograph titled “Migrant Mother.”

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