La Honda Days — Sack Race — 4th of July Picnic
La Honda, California USA • c.1976
In the 60, 70s & 80s in La Honda, dogs & people ran free. There is a not apocryphal story, about what happened after the dog-police from over-the-hill busted a truck full of dogs for an expensive — or worse, one-way — trip to the pound when a group of locals surrounded the truck, released the dogs and stuffed the guys into the dog-cages in the back… then someone called the pound and told them pick up their guys and their truck and to, please, not come back to La Honda… a request with which they were only too happy to comply.
This photograph is a memorial to two and a half joyous decades of a society that lived in as close to perfect anarchy as any I’ve ever had the pleasure to experience.