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Silverton: 1940

Silverton: 1940

September 1940. "Silverton, Colorado, lies in a valley at 9,400 feet elevation. This has been a center for mining and milling operations, and the tailing-choked Animas River can be seen at right." Acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.


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My Silverton pic: 2018

In August of 2018 while on vacation, I drove up to Silverton & saw this view & had to take a picture. I did not expect to see an 80-year-old picture 2 years later. What a great comparison.

Hillside Cemetery

What's that black line up near where the hillside cemetery is?

[A scratch in the emulsion. - Dave]

Plus 70-some years

Both much the same, and changed in a thousand ways.

Picture quality

Streetview has the almost the same point of view, taken from Highway 550, back in December of 2007, but the resolution is an insult to our eyes after having seen this excellent photo.

View in 2009

Shot this on my way out of town, a tourist shot. I think you can see the building with the tower in the 1940 view toward the right side of mine, minus its tower I think.

I've always wondered

Do kids growing up in a place like this walk up those mountains just for the fun of it or do they just ignore them? Because when I was a kid I'd have definitely felt like doing it.

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