Then and Now Images

Discussion in 'Photos' started by sfarson, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Alleycatdad

    Alleycatdad Unbunch yer panties!

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    Googling "decoraton day"....who knew? I didn't!

    This is an awesome thread. The weather's finally closed out the riding, so it's the perfect time to plan some trips!

    Thanks!

    Steve
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  2. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    My kind of thread!:clap:thumb:thumb:thumb

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    Might as well put Albina here too, born here then, the older girl:

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    Back now.
    Ashes to Ashes, RIP Albina Johnson.

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  3. Gunga Galunga

    Gunga Galunga Been here awhile

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    Exactly. I find myself wondering about the people and the effort necessary to build the structures in pretty inhospitable conditions and locations...............and now all gone

    Thanks for the great Thread.
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  4. shelglass

    shelglass No Place Like Home

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    I know it's used alot but what a COOL thread.
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  5. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I may have been taught wrong, but I have always been told that the "then" pictures were closer to the natural state of trees in the west than what they are now. Mostly due to vigorous fire control practices throughout the 20th century. Historically, due to fires and droughts there were fewer trees than there are now.

    There are some very cool pictures in this thread though!
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  6. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Couldn't figure out how to embed the historic picture, so it's a link. Sorry.

    <a href='http://cdm16079.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15330coll22/id/52180'>D&RGW train (Narrow Gauge), engine number 476, engine type 2-8-2</a>

    And here is one I found on flickr taken in 2010:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/richdurnanphoto/5140296740/" title="Steam locomotive engine 482 getting ready for an early morningn departure from Silverton train station, The Silverton Durango Narrow Guage Railroad, Silverton, Colorado, USA by Richard Durnan, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4047/5140296740_1c44004db8_b.jpg" width="650" height="431" alt="Steam locomotive engine 482 getting ready for an early morningn departure from Silverton train station, The Silverton Durango Narrow Guage Railroad, Silverton, Colorado, USA"></a>
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  7. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    I have posted many of these, then and now pics in other threads, so I hope these are not to redundant. I love finding them, small shadows of the past, found here and there.


    Mushroom Rock, Ellsworth county,Kansas.

    The photo below was taken in 1867, by Alexander Gardner as he followed the Kansas Pacific RR west to Denver. This was not a safe place to be in 1867.


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    December, 26th 2011.


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  8. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    un_swe.... Niiiiice. You then, you now, at the same place then, at the same place now. :nod

    rtadlock...

    Here you go. Spent a weekend last summer in Silverton. Looks like the view is to the north...
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  9. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    For something diff... If you can hang in there until the last 40sec. of this 3:19 ride vid, there are "then" pics with the "now" video, pausing at the semi-ghost town of Eldora.... a boom and bust community from the flare and fade of productive mines...

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    Back when inmates were sentenced to "hard labor", the nearby residents at the Canon City State Prison constructed this amusement park like road called Skyline Drive.
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    I found the photo above after taking the photo below. If ever in the Canon City area, ride this thing. The one way road with its blind rises will leave you with your stomach in your throat if you gas it a bit. :lol3
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    Downtown Steamboat Springs 1945...
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    Now if I could have climbed to the second floor of the store behind me I could have come a bit closer...
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  10. Daamud

    Daamud Life is like a box of Old Milwaukee

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    This is all I got on hand.

    High Falls Dam near Crivitz WI. Aprox 1908
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    Finished 1910
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    High Falls Dam 2011.

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    And a bike shot.

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  11. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    The Devils Bake Oven is the rock above with the person siting on it.
    And another 1867 Gardner photo in front of the formation. Gardner is on the right.


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    Dec 2011. It really hasn't changed.


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    The smaller mushroom formation, Alexander Gardner 1867.


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    Dec 2011.

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    1867

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    2011.


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    2005.

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    1867

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    2011

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    Alexander Gardner, on the back of the rig he took across Kansas in 1867, it carried what it took back then to take photos. Gardner was a photographer during the civil War and took many photos of the war.

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  12. rtadlock

    rtadlock Long timer

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    Yeah, I've spent a lot of time in Silverton. Did a sweet hike into the Chicago Basin last year from that train. Tons of pics here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/rtadlock/tags/chicagobasin/
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  13. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    The Chicago Basin... outstanding. Backpacked into there climbing Eolus, Windom, and Sunlight. Memorable with the weather and scenery. Also saw families of mountain goats as you did. Truly a magical place.
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  14. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    Fort Harker Guard House, one of only four buildings that still stand. The fort stood guard over the Smoky Hill Trail and Kansas Pacific RR as it built west across Kansas.

    Alexander Gardner 1867.


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    This is looking east down what was the Smoky Hill Trail to Denver.

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    Below, Looking west up the Smoky Hill Trail.


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    And one more Gardner photo of Fort Harker as it looked in 1867.


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  15. dirtdiver

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    Nice! love this stuff.
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  16. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    This thread is amazing and has inspired me to go find an old and a new this weekend so that I can contribute to such incredible pieces of history shown here! Standby for some history from Charleston,SC:D
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  17. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Really enjoy this stuff. Great job on carefully matching the camera angles and frame of the shots! Impressive work. Reminds me of this book that featured then and now pix from Custer's expedition through the Black Hills.
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  18. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    OK, some more.

    Quite the scene in Idaho Springs at the turn of the last century as the ore teams prepared to head to the mines in the morning...
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    Lunchtime is when the community nowadays oftens sees the most activity. If there was something to stand on other than a pick-up truck bumper, could have gotten higher...
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    The Peck House in Empire (at the southern base of Berthoud Pass) is one of Colorado's oldest continuosly operating hotels...
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    Much of the interior furniture came with the Peck family in 1862. Not much of an audience this day...
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    Speaking of Berthoud Pass, almost 100 years ago, 1915...
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    A gorgeous pass in more ways than one...
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    Meeker's main street 90 years ago...
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    Meeker, in NW Colorado is in the middle of fantastic riding, on and off road...
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    Explorer John C. Fremont discovered the pass containing his name in the 1840's...
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    That's 14,148 ft. Mt. Democrat in the distance guarding the SW corner of this broad and airy riding pass...
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  19. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Anyway it's right click view image info and copy. Then paiste into the insert image info if you don't know.
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  20. TacocaT

    TacocaT Been here awhile

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    My angels don't always line up because lot of the time I don't have a destination and end up finding the before pics once I get home.

    Plenty of riders have been by this spot
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    Near Mosquito Pass
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