old pictures of the western portion of the United States, by Timothy O'Sullivan. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149899/The-American-West-youve-seen-Amazing-19th-century-pictures-landscape-chartered-time.htmlFrom the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down
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Wow, thanks, I'm sure the scholars have all of this under hat but...lack of smoke/smog, simply telling before the industrial age creep.Pyramid Lake, suffered loss on the Lahontan trout in the last century as territorial imperative loomed large. Still a major rookery for inland and sea birds annually.The water body has no outlet and is very deep and large than Lake Tahoe.The Tahoe basin (Truckee River) empties into it, and a dam near Reno, plus bleeding off by settlers, almost ruined it.Not unlike Mono Lake, decades of litigation finally stopped the bad water management process and the lake is slowly regaining some of it's shoreline.Interestingly, the native Paiute lands were among a very few which never could be conquered, and that Nation has never had to resettle.One battle over it here: http://www.militarymuseum.org/PyramidLake.htmlThanks so very much for this link!Rob
I love these kinds of historical images, thanks for the link. I find it very interesting that each one bears a copyright notice for Timothy Sullivan, as any copyright that may have existed at the time has long expired by current law.
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