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Mile 11.8, Salt Water Wash, Downstream View from River Left (Stake 1412)

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Stake 1412, 31 December 1889 View Larger Image
31 December 1889
This downstream view at Salt Water Wash is from just downstream of the point where Frank Brown drowned. The shrubs visible are probably Mormon tea, and a thin deposit of sand at the lower right is perched on outcrops of Supai Group sandstone.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-288, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1412, 19 January 1990 View Larger Image
19 January 1990
A number of Mormon tea individuals persist over the intervening century. The sand is now completely gone, and a few shrubs, notably snakeweed, have become established in the cracks of the rocks below.
Photo credit: Ralph Hopkins

Stake 1412, 16 September 2010 View Larger Image
16 September 2010
The match is somewhat off but this does not affect interpretation of change in the view. Mormon tea continues to persist, while narrowleaf yucca and snakeweed are now prominent in the view.
Photo credit: Steve Tharnstrom

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