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Well, thanks for this post, I think. I just spent the last 4 hours on it and searching for the locations of some of the pics, the ones about the "Bucklar" ranch headquarters of the CO Bar-Babbit Ranches-in particular. Earl Forrest (author of Arizona's Dark and Bloody Ground) took some photos there in the 1920's. This location is on the west flank of Humphreys, at "the head of Hart Prairie." Having spent some time there at the TNC preserve, I have never heard of the Bucklar Ranch, and neither the current nor the archived (back to 1939) USGS topos show anything. Best I can guess, it's in the vicinity of Lew Tank or Bismark Lake, but that's just a SWAG. A couple hours on Google, and paging thru Marshall Trimble's book "CO Bar" which mentions it but doesn't give enough detail to pinpoint the location, and I'm not much closer.Canyonram wrote:Thanks for the link. Enjoy the old photos. NAU has an online archive of old photos:
Cool to see familar places as they were 100+ years ago.
Are you crazy?????? All the junk, litter, graffiti and what-not scattered throughout the once pristine wilderness..... give me the good old days.RWStorm wrote:I think most places look better now than they did 100 years ago.
Does it detail what a big exaggerater and liar he was, and the fact he never paid his boatmen? Powell was a force to be considered, but he was so self-serving (as was also John C. Fremont) that one has to question just about everything he ever said he did. I can't stand the man, myself.Jim Lyding wrote:Thank you for sharing. Your link was of interest to me because I'm currently reading the book 'A River Running West: The LIfe of John Wesley Powell' by Donald Worster, and it's a great read so far. It's certainly more about Powell's life than his first, epic trip through down the Colorado, and worth picking up. Powell's early explorations of the Colorado River region were around the time of O'Sullivan's work so this caught my eye. Great stuff.