It’s always fun to try to track down the location from which old photos were shot. Judy and I did that this past weekend.
The old photo was published in The Denver Post in a 1909 article about Palisade. The new photo was taken July 7, 2018, about a half mile from our home near Palisade. We drove around the east end of the Grand Valley, taking photos of Mount Garfield from a variety of locations. This one seemed to match up best with the Denver Post photo from 109 years ago. The shadow to the right behind Mount Garfield appears to be from scotch tape that held the old newspaper together.
Thanks to Wanda Beebe for providing the fascinating article to me.
Both photos will be used in my next history column about Palisade peach country, to be published in The Daily Sentinel on July 16.