Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Difference of Decades Beverly

There was much recent discussion regarding the dates of photos posted here over on the Facebook site for this blog. It resulted in a trip to the area on 10-03-10 to see if we could recreate this view from 1958:

We found where this view was taken, but liked our vantage point better. If only the weather had cooperated.

Changes to note:
Wanapum dam now in place.
US 10 bridge gone.
Interstate 90 bridge in place.
Milwaukee Road long abandoned.
More water.

Thanks to Don and Colleen Long for making this trip happen.


LinesWest said...

Dan -- fabulous work scouting out the photo like this. What a unique look at a remote area of WA state. I really like the string of (what appears to be) 40' boxcars in the original picture.

It's interesting to see how much has changed and how much has not.

Thanks as always - Leland

SDP45 said...

Thanks for the comments. It is a blast going out with a photo in hand and trying to find where it was taken.

Our trip that day also took us to the old ice cave at Smyrna.


Anonymous said...

I grew up in Beverly, Wa, born in 1956 and lived there 15 years....nice to see the old photos of my childhood stomping grounds...

Bon 'Sanwald' Van Meter....