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Mile 127.9, Colorado River, Downstream View from River Left (Stake 1582a)

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Stake 1582a, 22 February 1890 View Larger Image
22 February 1890
Stanton captured this image in the black amphibolite of Middle Granite Gorge, a short section of outcropping Proterozoic metamorphic rocks. 128 Mile Rapid appears in the distance. Numerous barrel cacti are scattered throughout the foreground, along with a few Mormom tea and other shrubs.
Photo credit: Robert B. Stanton, 57-RS-568, courtesy of The National Archives

Stake 1582a, 16 February 1991 View Larger Image
16 February 1991
Of the barrel cacti that were present a century before, only one individual is in approximately the same position as a cactus a century before, but many new plants have become established. Some of the Mormon tea persist, notably one in the left midground. Brittlebush, not apparent in 1890, is common; one in the left foreground obscures a Mormon tea individual present a century before. Spiny brickellbush also is present in this view.
Photo credit: Robert H. Webb

Stake 1582a, 24 September 2010 View Larger Image
24 September 2010
Many of the individual barrel cacti, Mormon tea, and brittlebush present in 1991 persist the intervening 19 years. Pricklypear, new to the view, reflects the increase in this group of plants in many photographs of Grand Canyon.
Photo credit: John Mortimer

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