Then and Now Images

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

  1. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    Thats awesome bisbonian!

    sfarson, you have some really great shots, how long have you been taking these?
  2. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    sb... Over many years, a kinda side activity if I had the "then" pic. The effort was more concentrated the past three years for the book project (see sig). Many of the pics here didn't make the cut for the book (but many did).
  3. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    bisbonian... How about that - working at a place that housed the Buffalo Soldiers! It was these black troops providing relief to Major Thornburgh, whose troops were besieged at the Battle of Milk Creek by the Utes following the Meeker Massacre. The ride to this place is excellent...

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    From a nearby historical marker...
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    Turn here, about a mile north of Meeker off Colorado 13...
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    Fine scenery. The battlefield park is in the distant meadows...
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    The besiegement and battle took place here. Quite a scenic location in contrast to the heated events of September 1879. That's Milk Creek. The Calvary was warned by the Utes, cross Milk Creek and it is war....
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    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    I teach in Craig, just North of here.We take our student to thethe Milk Creek site every fall, about the time of the battle. The owner of the land lets us go down to where the wagon fort was built and talk about the battle. You still find glass, leather and nails. Afew years ago a "researcher" began digging without permission and discovered the mass grave of the enlisted soldiers. It is said to be the only US army battle site that the dead are in a mass unmarked grave site. Only the officers were removed.




  5. sfarson

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  6. Sod Buster

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    The bikes are standing on the right side of street about even with where the wagon is coming down the street which is part of the Santa Fe Trail.

    Seth M. Hays, grandson of Daniel Boone, arrived in Council Grove in 1847. In 1857 he opened the Hays House Tavern and restaurant, making it the oldest continuously operating restaurant west of the Mississippi River. Its cusomers have included Jessie James and Goerge Armstrong Custer. They have Great food.


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  7. DeBandi

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    Very cool!
  8. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    DeBandi, loved your Roosevelt and other photos, really like the ghost effect, awesome pics.
  9. nwcolorider

    nwcolorider NWCOLO

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    That is the guy that got in a little bit of hot water with the land owner. Digging with out permission, I also heard, but not sure if it is fact, that he was selling artifacts he found. It really makes the kids think when we go down there that the soldiers are only about 3 feet down at the grave site. No marker except for a piece of re-bar I have put there.
  10. sfarson

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    A few more...

    The Nevadaville City Hall in 1933, decades after the mines closed down and the miners moved out...
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    I think it is better shape today...
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    Rangely in NW Colorado in the 40's...
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    Rangely today...
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    When the last residents of St. Elmo rode out (literally) on the last train before the line closed, the abandoned buildings were left on their own. In 1930, a few decades after the place became a ghost town...
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    After another 80 years, some occasional care has helped them withstand the elements...
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    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    rn65 Occasional Posterer

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    La Bajada/ Route 66. 1920s and today.
  13. sfarson

    sfarson On a Ride

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    rn... Niiiice. Same road. Same elevated vantage. Different vehicles.
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    NMTrailboss Team Dead End

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    This is an awesome thread!! Loving all the photos...keep 'em coming! :clap:clap

    sfarson...just picked up your book. Fantastic read! Great job!! :thumb
    Hope you still have some more photos coming! :deal
  15. sfarson

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    NMT... Well, thank-you very much, and enjoy it very much. [​IMG]

    And as a matter of fact, I found and paused at the old Florissant Grange today. The school in 1884, with notably, a couple of two wheeled enthusiasts...
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    And today, 3/6/12...
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  16. Sod Buster

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    The Chase County courthouse is the oldest operating court house in Kansas. Built in 1873.

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  17. sfarson

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    sb... Striking how county courthouses back often stood out like fortresses in a barren land. The couple I've taken here are less imposing, but still sent a kind of intimidation message.

    Elbert County Courthouse in Kiowa, Colorado in 1910...
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    Today...
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    Routt County Courthouse in Steamboat Springs, Colorado in 1923...
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    Newfound Gap 1974, Steve and his Honda 750 (left), me and my Z1900 (right)

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    Newfound Gap 2004, Steve and his K1100LT (left) & me with my Daytona 1200 (right)
    "quoth the raven... nevermore"

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  19. Sod Buster

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    Thats cool! Love the honda.
  20. Sod Buster

    Sod Buster prairie rider

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    My gramps took this one in the early 1930s.


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    Another of his pics. The old wood pipe was still intact along the canyon bottom.

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