Caples Lake at Carson Pass is a beautiful spot to escape from the heat of the Sacramento Valley — but be aware it’s a very popular location, and you’ll have a pretty long hike if you want to get away from other people and the sounds of civilization. Highway 88 runs right along the edge of the reservoir, so you’ll […]
When I originally shared these images, back in April 2017, I included a short history of this small ski area just outside the town of Leavenworth, along with a video (see below). Although the area surrounding Leavenworth’s ski hill has changed somewhat — more houses, and taller trees blocking the view of the ski jump — it’s still easy enough […]
In the past I’ve shared some of my own images of Leavenworth’s tourist-friendly Front Street; I’ve also written a bit about the town’s history. But today I have a few pictures of the residential areas — at least as they existed back in May 1976. I’m sure that some of these buildings are no longer standing, especially the small house […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Summer Scenes.
About a month ago I described what you could expect to see from my family slides in the next few weeks: … I’m briefly returning to boxed slides from 1957 — this week to Washington, D.C., and later to Chicago, Iowa, and San Diego, California. Did I say San Diego? Well, the box is labeled “San Diego 1959” — but […]
This week, a few more scenes from Lake Tahoe plus a couple from Donner Summit. I’m including a couple of images of Lake Tahoe’s waters that I previously skipped over because the prior scans didn’t exactly work out. In my original post I included a few notes about the history of US 40 — now Interstate 80 — seen, above, […]
This week I’m finishing up the scenes from the Yosemite region shot in 1951. You can find my previous Yosemite post (week 6) right here; and you’d like to compare my earlier versions of these slides, you’ll find them in my Memory Monday, Week 5, post from December 2016. Next week, I’ll take another look at some slides from Lake […]
Here are a few more re-scanned slides from 1959 Wyoming; most of these are images I chose not to blog because I wasn’t satisfied with the way they looked.