That's amazing! Very cool to see the whole house there...
Thanks Muchly for posting those.
Oh that was interesting. Thanks.
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I just ran across these and couldn't belive my eyes after only seeing the ruins of the cabin. Check out my post on the PBS special comming up on Appalachia. I think these pictures say more than they could ever describe. Without these pictures, I guess they'll have to say a 1000 words!
Those are some interesting pictures to see after being there a few times. I'd like to see some old pics of the Sarver Family. They must have had 10 kids to pick up and stack all of rocks.
Really nice old photos! Thanks for posting them. I love to see what things look like in the past. Off topic, my work often "requires" me to compare record areal photos of sites as far back as I can get them, to gage development over time. That's really cool! You can see what the surface of the planet looked like before you were born! (And they're free)
Well, looks like we have a thread for discussion and questions under shelters now since one didn't exist for Sarvers Hollow.
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Hey Hikes in Rain, are you in the environmental consulting business?
Do you know the dates or the time frame of these Sarver's Cabin photos?
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My guess is that the photos were taken in the 20' or 30's right after all the land was condemned for the Jefferson National Forest and the settlers forced to move off their land. The high contrast in the photo suggest that the photographer was using a 4x5 or larger format camera and waited for perfect lighting.
I could be wrong, but those photos seem too high-quality for 1920-30s camera technology.
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Here's a link to the ATNews 2000 article on the area.
FYI: I didn't mean to start a redundant thread and if it's not too much trouble will the moderator combine under the shelters forum?
The photos are from the works of Earl Palmer.
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Jfarrell04 posted a nice link that looks like a lot of fun to play with. I need the large blown up hard copies for what I do, to get the best resolution, since I'm often looking for tiny obscure little things like old cattle dipping vats, which are an indication of possible arsenic contamination. In Florida, DOT is the keeper, and they'll happily make big copies for you while you wait (which you might do for a little while, but they're good guys to chat with while they do it) Checking that link, I think DOT has more of the older photos that the website. I often find them going back to the 30's and 40's.