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Old 06-07-2012, 04:01 AM   #286
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bancroft tower, Worcester MA



here is some history on the tower

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Old 06-07-2012, 09:49 AM   #287
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Okay sfarson, here's one from your state.
Camp Hale (Colorado) provided winter and mountain warfare training during WWII. More info on the camp is available here: http://www.camphale.org/History/History.htm
My uncle trained here with the 10th Mountain Division, in the early years of WWII. Shortly thereafter, he was wounded in Italy. He survived, raised a family and remained an avid skier and outdoorsman well into his 80's.
The site is located on Rte 24, north of Leadville.

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #288
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Amazing thread guys! Loved all the photos
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #289
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Okay sfarson, here's one from your state.
Camp Hale (Colorado) provided winter and mountain warfare training during WWII. More info on the camp is available here: http://www.camphale.org/History/History.htm
My uncle trained here with the 10th Mountain Division, in the early years of WWII. Shortly thereafter, he was wounded in Italy. He survived, raised a family and remained an avid skier and outdoorsman well into his 80's.
The site is located on Rte 24, north of Leadville.
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OSJ... How about that. Quite the tower built in honor of a man's respected friend.

NHTOTE... That is one of the finer images of Camp Hale I've seen. Great find. I Give Camp Hale a healthy paragraph or two in my Colorado Book, when writing about the riding great Tennessee Pass. You probably paused at, or know about the memorial to the men of the 10th Mountain Division at the summit of Tennessee Pass. Thanks for the brief bio, and in a way, tribute, to your uncle.

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #290
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not much has changed in Brookline VT.

late 1800's



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Old 06-09-2012, 10:06 AM   #291
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this is my street (Laurel St West Boylston MA) back in 1902 or 03



and today (from the same spot...no Im not riding by, but you can see me parked if you look close)

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Old 06-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #292
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The last ore dock standing in Ashland Wi.

Then (not sure if this is the same one, but this is what they looked like)


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Old 06-09-2012, 03:37 PM   #293
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This is the Main street of my town. The first photo was taken in, I think, 1904 and is looking north from the corner of 4th and Main. Notice the building on the right with the false-fronted peak. It's something like an Oddfellows hall.



Here's a hand tinted photo taken from in front of the hall and looking south. It would probably date from the late 1800's.



And here's another photo taken today looking north from the corner of 4th and Main. The roof of the Oddfellows hall is just visible above the treetops on the right of the street.

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Old 06-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #294
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Interesting sequence of events in Longmont. The beautiful trees that lined the street to shade the horse drawn carriages were yanked out to provide diagonal parking spaces in the 1920's. They're back now, although not as carefully pruned.
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:26 PM   #295
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From some recent rides in the Mount Evans area...

About 90 years ago when a dirt road was constructed to take driver's high towards Echo Lake...


Today's Colorado 103 from Idaho Springs, up towards Echo Lake and the entrance to the Mount Evans Road...


How the Echo Lake Lodge appeared in the 1920's...


How the Echo Lake Lodge appeared in the 2012's...


A couple of ridge lines south, Jefferson Lake at 10,000ft. in 1965...


From a recent picnic ride. Had that bush not done so well I could have placed the cam lower for a better perspective!
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Old 06-10-2012, 06:33 PM   #296
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #297
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Interesting sequence of events in Longmont. The beautiful trees that lined the street to shade the horse drawn carriages were yanked out to provide diagonal parking spaces in the 1920's. They're back now, although not as carefully pruned.

I can tell you when I would have preferred to be living in Longmont.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #298
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Montezuma, Colorado is a semi-ghost town about five miles west of the Keystone ski resort. It sprung to life in the 1860's after silver was discovered in the area of nearby Argentine Pass. By 1890 the population was up to 1,000 coinciding with the Colorado Silver Boom. Well, the population of Montezuma also coincided with the Colorado Silver Bust three years later in 1893, and since then the decline of the population and structure kind has continued. Five fires over the years have not helped with "historic preservation", but nevertheless some old buildings remain and can be viewed on a ride to this high 10,200ft. elev. place.

Here's a look east down Montezuma's main street in the late 1800's...


And today with a population around 40-50. Note the similar snow patterns on the peak 120+ years later!


Ride the horse through town and turn around looking west back then...


And today...


I did come across this 1940's image of one of the old hotels still standing...


But it is no longer is standing today...
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:06 AM   #299
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My hats off to the Author

Steve,
I just recieved your Book for Fathers Day, from my Wife & Daughter

You put a Huge Amount of Time & Effort into this Book
I am Sure your Wife deserves some Credit, plus putting up with your
Absence & many Hours that was involved to do this

I've only gotten the priveledge of Dual Sporting the San Juan Mtns
one time, but certainly wanna go back asap
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:11 PM   #300
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Well BD... Thanks much. And enjoy the fine and distinguished thoughtfulness of your wife and daughter! FWIW, I didn't receive the book for my Father's Day!

BTW, I'm connecting with four riders from Georgia this week who are "out there" on a 20 day tour of Colorado riding almost every off road chapter. Yesterday they were having a blast in the Grand Mesa area. Ahhh, the San Juans... a fine and "privileged" place. Sounds like it was a good ride and trip for you.
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