The American West, 150 Years Ago

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The American West, 150 Years Ago

by Bubba Suess » Fri May 25, 2012 6:06 am

I came across this cool set of photos. I wonder how much of this world is related to our own...

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Re: The American West, 150 Years Ago

by RoryKuykendall » Fri May 25, 2012 6:43 am

Really interesting. TFPU.

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Re: The American West, 150 Years Ago

by Marmaduke » Fri May 25, 2012 6:56 am

"....across this cool set of photos...."
"cool" is the word you use Bubba? Wonderful!! what a great find on your part. Thanks for sharing with us. The photo of the sailboat on the Truckee River in Western Nevada is intriguing to me. The water level is high enough to accommodate a boat that size but yet there isn't any noticeable current in the river. You travel that area now the water level is low and if the water is high it's moving with class 2/3 rapids,. How times have changed...........

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Re: The American West, 150 Years Ago

by Bill Reed » Fri May 25, 2012 2:02 pm

Enjoyed them immensely, thanks for posting!!

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Re: The American West, 150 Years Ago

by Hotoven » Sat May 26, 2012 4:27 am

Wow, makes me wish I lived backed then. Life would have been insane!
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Re: The American West, 150 Years Ago

by jdzaharia » Wed May 30, 2012 12:19 am

The subject of this thread made me think of a book I have browsed, called Exploring with Custer: The 1874 Black Hills Expedition. It compares photos taken during the expedition with present-day photos taken from the same places.

http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-Custer- ... 0971805318


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