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Discussion in 'Photos' started by sfarson, Jan 22, 2012.
Antietam battle field
vaexplorer... Nice capturing from the old sign!
motopat... That's one way to do it. Then/now in the same image. Pausing at Antietam is on my short list.
GSPep... Great framing and alignment of the forty year difference. Excellent.
When I lived in Bethesda, MD I would sometimes ride up to Antietam (or Sharpsburg) in the evening and wander the grounds. A beautiful and peaceful spot when the tourists go home.
Along the way to Fairplay, in South Park, Colorado, the other day.
The very small community of Grant in the Platte Canyon was a train stop before the train stopped running in the 1930's. Here's one of the last trains to pass by...
U.S. 285 is now on the old train bed...
Well, Fairplay is reached on the other side of Kenosha Pass. Two old structures to find. The frontier Fairplay Presbyterian Church 120 years ago...
Now, it would have been great for comparison if there wasn't a new Fairplay High School built in the past year!
You want to spend the night in Fairplay 100 years ago? Here's your main option, the Fairplay Hotel...
And the options aren't that numerous today either, though there is now a new motel on the outskirts of town now. If you choose "history" as the lodging option, this place might keep you restless as you try to get your beauty rest. Supposedly, it is quite the haunted place!
I don't watch many of "them" shows but isn't that the one featured in "Ghost Hunters International" I saw on TV just a couple weeks ago????
Only 6 years difference
2003 -> 2009
H9, It appears some kind of paranormal team spent a couple of days at the hotel on a ghost hunt. Might have been what you saw... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfSF4sy1zs
This thread is great! Love all the pics, Im gona have to find some now too!
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Browns Park Colorado. Extreme NW Corner of the state. West of Maybell on CO 318.
I found a few of my grandfathers pics. I have the then. I now have to get the now.
Sorry, I just had to add this. My Transalp on the same bridge from a few years ago.
Love this thread, I'll have to find a way to contribute when I get the chance.
Before and after of the high school in Iron Mountain, MI. I'm guess the post cards was probably from the 20's, so that puts 90 years between pictures? I took the after picture with my late 60's Polaroid 250 land camera.
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More recent Then:
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Du Toit's kloof tunnel
Got a chance today to take a couple of the "now" images that I've been wanting to shoot. Due to the location I was unable to get my bike in the shots, my apologies.
These shots are from my home town of West Boylston, Massachusetts. WB was established when, as often happened at the time, people tired of traveling so far to attend church services. In the late 1700s/early 1800s they built their own meeting house and finally in 1808 were incorporated as a town. The town was established in the area of three rivers - the Nashua, the Stillwater and the Quinapoxet. These rivers were important resources for the town and provided the power for a flourishing factory industry. Little did the towns people know that these same rivers would provide a reason for these factories to be destroyed.
In the late 1800's the state of Massachusetts was searching for the locations for several reservoirs that could supply drinking water to the city of Boston. Due to the fact that West Boylston existed in a valley with three separate rivers that provided an abundance of water it was chosen as a prime location to create one of the reservoirs. The work started around 1895. Many wooden structures were destroyed as the wood would contaminate the water. Some were moved out of the valley. Steel structures like the railroad trestles were left standing (and I'm told are still visible in some parts of the res) . Citizens relocated to the parts of the town that were out of the valley. All trees were cut down and the lumber was removed.
Both vintage photos that I'm posting today are from 1895. This first one is looking towards the Northeast. The landmark that I've used as a reference is the Old Stone Church (which still stands today). This was the towns original baptist church. Here's the old shot...
From left to right is the Old Stone Church, St. Anthony's church, St. Anthony's rectory, a few unidetified buildings and then the original high school.
The image from today shows the reservoir and the Old Stone Church...
The next image is from the same area, but looking more towards the north. Again the Old Stone Church is the landmark that I've used...
You can see the stumps of trees that have been cut down as well as a few rail cars.
The image from today...
I was a bit off on the angle, so I might try to redo this one.
I have a bunch of other shots that I'm going to take over the next few weeks, but wanted to share these from today. Hope you enjoy.
What happened to the large church near the old stone one; the one with the large belfry?