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Old 04-23-2012, 05:35 PM   #226
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Scarter, great then and now pic, and awesome ride report.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:45 PM   #227
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scarter... Indeed, a nice then-now, with a personal touch.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #228
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Here's the Brook Forest Inn not far from Evergreen, Colorado. Opened in 1919 by a couple from the Alps, it offered the latest in luxury for the times, including running water, electricity, baths, and lodging for up to 130 visitors. About 80 years ago...


If there wasn't an 8ft high fence behind me, could have stepped back a bit for a more better "now"!
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #229
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The treeline on the mtn has hardly changed a bit
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:36 PM   #230
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Brown Dog... Excellent observation.

75 years ago the Denver, South Park and Pacific made its last runs. We're on the north side of Kenosha Pass here, just on the other side of South Park. Photos were taken of the final rides...


Two rails were taken up. Two wheels pay homage. We're on the now Hall Valley/Webster Pass Road...


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Old 04-30-2012, 12:56 AM   #231
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Shawnee, Colorado was a place for tourists to stay a spell. The train noted in the preceding post would drop off Denver paying passengers at the Shawnee train stop for some relaxin', hikin', fishin', etc. About 100 years ago, looking east from Shawnee, this was the view. The tracks are unseen here, down and to the left alongside the North Fork of the South Platte River. But the wagon road is visible...


The dirt wagon road is today's paved U.S. 285...


Now, 100 years ago, if I turned 90 degrees to the right in the wintertime, and looked up, would see where some of the visitors would stay...


It is one of the oldest remaining structures in Shawnee today...


From a distance, one can see how Shawnee looked back then. Can see the above Grand View Hotel to the left of the access road. The really big lodge to the right burned down in 1929. Many of the lodges along the train route burned down mysteriously in the 1920's and 1930's as train traffic gave way to auto traffic. Travelers by auto could come and go from Denver without staying the night or weekend. The probable reason for these lodges turned to ashes? Insurance money.


Well, I hiked up a hill through a garden of cow pies as far as I could go, but elevation gain was no more with a serious barbed wire fence hoping I would make its day. Turned around for Shawnee today...
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #232
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I never miss your posts. In most cases I prefer the photos of Colorado long-ago.
If anyone visits Florissant Fossil Beds they will find a perfect opportunity to do a then and now using photos on display there.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:40 PM   #233
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Mount Washington Auto Road

The Mount Washinton Auto Road goes up the highest peak in the Northeast. Opened in 1861. I do not know when this picture was taken.

Then:


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Old 05-02-2012, 04:48 PM   #234
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Good one NHROAD, the horse looks like it doesn't no what to think about the car.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #235
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Awesome thread.

I have to do a little research to find the older photos of our area and do a "Then & Now" series.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #236
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NH... Excellent on the Mount Washington Road. Amazing it was built way back the first year of Lincoln's presidency.

Photobiker... Looking forward to the pics.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:59 AM   #237
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Have passed through this canyon (back then a train bed, today a chip seal on the old bed) casually the past year or so trying to spot the location of this 100 year old image. No luck. Until a few days ago. "Poised Rock" is that round rock at the top of the sloping rock face. See that dot of a tree in front of it?


The North Fork of the South Platte, about 30 miles SW of Denver. Some things change, some things do not...


Here's the wagon access road to the canyon 110 years ago...


Today's Foxton Road...
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #238
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There was a show on TV about Billy the Kid and they showed this picture. I found another one with the same guys in it that said it was from 1914.








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Old 05-04-2012, 12:38 PM   #239
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This is the best thread ever I'd just like to say a big thank you to all of you who have submitted these great pics .
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #240
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VA Bridge Then and Now

Westham Bridge across the James River back in the day...



As it looks today...



Looking across the river today...

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