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Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby mepstein » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:42 am

This photo was taken around 1910. I'm needing to figure out where for a book I'm writing. Note the "wall" in the background. Could this be Tioga Pass?
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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:04 pm

That "wall" looks like it could be snow fence.
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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby mepstein » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:02 am

Yes, Does look like a snow fence or a wall.
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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby giantbrookie » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:28 pm

That scene doesn't look immediately familiar. It isn't Tioga Pass, for the background does match. I can't think of any place in the Sierra that matches this view.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html
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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby oldranger » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:31 am

The "wall" looks like a dam to me!

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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby Troutdog 59 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:04 am

Sorry to be of no help to your original question (where is this?), but I have to echo what Mike said. The "wall" in the background looks like a dam.
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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby cmon4day » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:35 pm

Looks like Conway Summit
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Re: Mystery Photo: Where in the Sierra Nevada or is it elsewhere

Postby oldranger » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:19 pm

mepstein

Are you sure that the photo is even in the US? People riding donkeys hasn't been real common in the US.

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