Tight Lines Tuesday The Laguna
by John Etchieson
Most people recognize the Lone Cypress. It is that famous tree that clings to its sea worn granite pedestal and stands proudly against the ocean winds that sweep along the famous 17-mile drive through Pebble Beach California. It may well be the most photographed tree in the world. It’s a marketing tool, a trademark, a Western icon. It is to the California coast what the Pyramids are to Egypt or the Eiffel tower is to Paris. This symbolic lone tree representing rugged individualism also captured and inspired the imagination of an artist creating a label for a fishing line spool more than 80 years ago. This particular LAGUNA brand line spool from 1936, like the tree, is also the lone surviving example known to exist today and it is presented here for all to enjoy.
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