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Old 03-27-2018, 04:03 AM   #18
Decapod401
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Originally Posted by bigbassloyd View Post
History is great! However I'm more of a 'create it' person over a 're-live it' one.
I'm in that camp - although I would consider myself more of a "capture and document it" person.

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And one day those Alcos digging through the woods of Upshur and Randolph County, WV will be historical. I can only hope the person(s) who end up with my collection shares them more than I do.

Loyd L.
Indeed they will be. When I was shooting much more in the '70's and '80's, not many people other than my friends saw my stuff. Now, thirty years later, I've looked at my shelves of slides to realize that others may have an appreciation for the history that they represent. There are so many things that are now long gone, and are history. Some photos from one favorite example, the Pittsburg & Shawmut:

Image © Doug Lilly
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Photograph © Doug Lilly


Image © Doug Lilly
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Photograph © Doug Lilly


Image © Doug Lilly
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Photograph © Doug Lilly


The line is now railbanked, and will likely never see rails again. The mine at Dora is gone with no trace. I hope the day comes when your "history" sees the light of day.
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