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Mile 189.0, Below Whitmore Rapid, Downstream View from River Right (Stake 1514a)

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Stake 1514a, 27 February 1890 View Larger Image
27 February 1890
About a mile below Whitmore Rapid, Stanton took this photograph with distinctive desert vegetation in the foreground. A large barrel cactus sits close to the tripod, and ocotillo, creosotebush, and more barrel cacti are all prominent. Stems of desert trumpet can be discerned in the foreground. Several sandbars line the river channel.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-628, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1514a, 21 February 1991 View Larger Image
21 February 1991
The large barrel cactus has died, although the species is still present in the view, and cottontop cactus, which superficially resembles barrel cactus, is also present (left midground). At least two of the ocotillo have persisted the century, while several new ones have become established. Some of the same creosotebush persist, and desert trumpet still grows in the area. Several new cacti are now growing in the foreground, including beavertail pricklypear and Fendler hedgehog. The gravel bar at lower left has increased in size, and the sandbar downstream of it now contains scattered vegetation.
Photo credit: Dave Edwards

Stake 1514a, 28 September 2010 View Larger Image
28 September 2010
The large barrel cactus has died, although the species is still present in the view, and cottontop cactus, which superficially resembles barrel cactus, is also present (left midground). At least two of the ocotillo have persisted the century, while several new ones have become established. Some of the same creosotebush persist, and desert trumpet still grows in the area. Several new cacti are now growing in the foreground, including beavertail pricklypear and Fendler hedgehog. The gravel bar at lower left has increased in size, and the sandbar downstream of it now contains scattered vegetation.
Photo credit: John Mortimer

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