JOHN TANKO, who operated out of Placerville in the 1940s, drills for water in this vintage photo. Courtesy photo
Krysten Kellum has worked for the Mountain Democrat since 2006 as a photographer and was named Photography Editor in 2009. Kellum is a 2004 graduate of UC Davis with degrees in English and French. Her Australian Cattle Dog Penny is the Mountain Democrat newshound.