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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

River Towns





The flow of water served as transportation, nourishment, modes of exploration and a gathering of populations early in the development of this or any other country.

Along the natural serpentine waterways ports began to develop. Along with the ports there were needed places for the water born travelers to stay for the night while in port. Often these travelers were the rowdy adventure seeking types. A place of refuge needed no more to offer than basic food...drink and a place to sleep. This is one of those early river town boarding houses.

Dan

6 comments:

septembermom said...

In my mind's eye, I'm picturing those rowdy adventurer types right now. Thanks Dan.

Sunny said...

I can imagine how it used to be back in the day. I'm glad to see the building is still standing.
☼ Sunny

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...I imagined they ranged from Paul Bunyan types to Lewis and Clark. It was a very unique time to be alive in this young country.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I agree. This building has probably been flooded many time in the past since just to my back when taking the picture was the Missouri river.

Dan

shabby girl said...

Dan, I hope all is well with you. Life is certainly an adventure, right?
This photo reminds me of a place in tombstone for some reason. Just an older building, I guess.
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Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...I am so glad to have our new blog...I thought I had lost you! Going there now!

Dan