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Kramer Antiques and Pottery, just off Highway 395 in Boron near the intersection of Highway 58, extends into a large yard with road signs, old gas pumps and relics from the highway and bygone days of motoring. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Reeds and cattails thrive along part of Owens Lake near Keeler. Much of the lake is still mined, but there is life left in the salty marshes. Some of the lake is being flooded with water to keep dust to a minimum. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Wildflowers are beginning to bloom in the Owens Valley. Soon, areas like this one in the Alabama Hills will be covered with the colors of spring. (Mark Boster / LAT)