• Scotts Mill

    Santa delivered Minolta's then brand-new 110 Zoom SLR in 1976, so a few days later (quite likely New Years' Day) I borrowed Mom's Beetle and shot some pix. Among the places I visited was the newly-minted Scotts Mill Park, where I took a couple dozen pictu…

  • Ward One, 71st Evac, Pleiku

    Vietnam in the morning, 1971. This is Ward One of the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Pleiku, RVN; home of Signal Support Detachment Pleiku at that time, but once a crucial part of a large hospital. In the background are the water tower and a corner of one…

  • Fayette: Company Store

    Fayette's charcoal blast was a long-obsolete technology when it was built in 1877; the British iron industry had largely abandoned it a century before, and the steel industry's Bessemer/Kelly patent dispute had been settled for nearly a decade. I set out…


  • Farmers Tavern

    * "Where you live?" * "Mulliken." * "I was there once. Ate at Farmer's Tavern."

  • Glade Creek Mill

    Glade Creek Mill at West Virginia's Babcock State Park, shortly after a heavy downpour in July of 1997. =================== Had a couple reminders of this place today: * A friend has a photo of the mill on her PC. I told her I visit there regularl…

  • Tree in Field

    One more view of the former McCargar place. They, or their successors, built a house beside and up the hill from the barn (out of this photograph; see here for clues); these trees marked the limits of the home's yard. When I moved to the area the house…


  • Lansing from Right Field

    Downtown Lansing, Michigan, from the top of the right field wall in Oldsmobile Park, taken during tonight's game. (Ugly game. Ryan Dempster started; looked OK, but it wasn't a men-among-the-boys outing you might have expected. The umps and the Luggies…

  • Mulliken Elevator

    For over a century, this grain elevator was the main reason for Mulliken. This railside complex was the farming community's touchpoint with the larger world. They'd come to buy seed before planting, then return to sell the grain they'd grown from the se…

  • SOS

    Where I work....


  • Kaymoor

    The New River Gorge has dozens of ghost towns.... Down below New River Bridge is a reasonably easy trail to the ruin of the Kaymoor mine. Properly speaking, this is not the Kaymoor ghost town; these are the buildings at the entrance to Kaymoor One. Thi…

  • Cabin 10, Babcock State Park

    This is Cabin 10 at West Virginia's Babcock State Park. It's pretty much like Cabin 3, where we stayed, like these folks, in 2001--except it has fewer steps (38, by my count). Both cabins are above Glade Creek, though on opposite sides of the valley; 10…

  • Sluice, Glade Creek Mill

    The sluice which feeds the water wheel at Glade Creek Mill, Babcock State Park, near Clifftop, West Virginia. One purpose of this photo was to show that it's possible to compose an excellent picture at Glade Creek Mill without recreating the standard sho…


  • Jolli-Lodge

    This--Jolli-Lodge, near Leland--was, we think, Mom's favorite place. She and Dad vacationed there regularly, and after Dad passed away she continued to take refuge at Jolli in late summer. She'd invite the rest of us up for Labor Day, and we'd join her…

  • Mom & Debbie @ Wartburg Seminary

    Proving beyond contest that it's quite possible to take bad photographs with an excellent camera.... Dubuque, Iowa. Camera: Nikon N90s

  • Marquette Harbor

    Downtown Marquette, photographed from a tour boat in--well, I think it was 1990. I'd planned to write an essay about this harbor's industrial history, but that will have to wait. I do want to mention that the trestle at the left side of the photo, which…


  • Clubhouse

    Downtown Mulliken, Michigan. The two-story building houses the local motorcycle club. The smaller storefront used to be the Village Hall, but that moved down the street a few years back. The white building was originally a lumber yard, but the village…

  • Cast House

    Hopewell, Pennsylvania. Camera: Minolta Freedom 100

  • Kaymoor Mine

    Camera: Nikon N90s Another photo from our July, 2003, trip to the New River Gorge. Here's a different view of what still stands at the Kaymoor One mine site. The grill at the center of the photo protects a ventilation opening; the mine's entrance is be…


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