Steve Parich, who took deep breaths before each bite, drops an oyster down the hatch. At the Morro Bay Oyster Festival, oyster shucking contest in May 1974. ©The Tribune
Steve Parich, who took deep breaths before each bite, drops an oyster down the hatch. At the Morro Bay Oyster Festival, oyster shucking contest in May 1974. ©The Tribune
Steve Parich, who took deep breaths before each bite, drops an oyster down the hatch. At the Morro Bay Oyster Festival, oyster shucking contest in May 1974. ©The Tribune

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