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Mile 0.0, Paria River Delta, Upstream View from River Left (Stake 1552b)

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Stake 1552b, 28 December 1889 View Larger Image
28 December 1889
This view shows the upstream side of Lee’s Backbone and the bottomland on river left at the high-water ferry landing. A dirt road leads off the backbone and to that ferry site. The bottom of the view is cut off by the camera’s stage, and a crewmember is sitting below the camera; his hat is protruding slightly into the view. A narrowleaf yucca and three Mormon tea individuals appear in the foreground.
Photo credit: Franklin A. Nims, 57-RS-259, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1552b, 30 December 1991 View Larger Image
30 December 1991
This is a rare instance where the landscape has changed more than the vegetation. The road leading to the ferry has disappeared, recovered following abandonment of the ferry in 1928, but the trail passing horizontally through the midground remains. Also, rocks have moved downslope in the slide at right center. A narrowleaf yucca persists from 1889 just left of center. A new pricklypear appears at right center and a new rubber rabbittbrush is on the edge of the view at left center. The Mormon tea individuals in the view have been grazed by livestock. Karen Reichhardt is models the hat in the extreme foreground.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 1552b, 21 April 2011 View Larger Image
21 April 2011
After 122 years, Mormon tea persists throughout the foreground. The prickly pear remains near the right center edge and the rubber rabbittbrush persists near the left center edge. Diane Boyer models Mike Scott’s hat at bottom center.
Photo credit: Bill Lemke

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