Merci chers amis de Seattle !!!!
Here’s some help from Robert Cross of Camas, WA. Robert was alerted to our confusion by a mutual friend, Angela Roark. Thanks Angela. Cross has used Google Earth better than we did, perhaps because he was willing to cross the Columbia River with it. We didn’t. Here’s his description of what he discovered.
“OK. I checked it out on Google Earth, and pinpointed it exactly, by going down to birdseye level/angle, matching up the view of the mountain, and then flying backwards until the landmarks in the foreground were in view. This photo was def…(tharr be more)initely taken from the hills above Lyle, WA, looking across to Rowena and then down towards the mountain from the NE. I would say that it’s either Alder Springs Rd/Oliver Point Rd or a little further up on the hill at Oda Knight Rd. Looks too far from the river to be Riverview Rd. Is that good enough?”
It surely is good enough Robert, and thanks much.
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THE HORRORS OF TRAVEL
(Harpers Weekly Sept. 23, 1865)
“All aboard” a train
Riding into another train
Or over a cliff because someone
Or something broke a rail!
Whether intentionally or innocently
It is equally horrible for you and the conductor.
That’s it, that’s all, your life is over!
So long, so short
Now no difference.
Think of playing an accordion so blithe
Aboard a side-wheeler, enjoying the cruise.
The steamer blows up – in two.
You, the squeezebox, the purser go three ways.
There is no help – no big sand pail
No caustic for a ship breaking up
Or glue for its passengers and crew.
In spite of all the jolly talk
About comfort and progress,
Or gainful commerce taught
About investments in transshipments,
“Where Rail Meets Sail”
Was once also a horrific thought,
Immigrants jostled in schooners in a storm,
Tourists steaming aboard a Blue Funnel
Travelers riding west on a Mountain Goat
Most expected that those machines were well wrought
With handiwork fit tight and crews well taught
But still climbing up the riders’ throats
Were the old horrors of travel.
Boarding a train or schooner
You don’t have to any longer.
But there are modern ways
To find perdition sooner.
Take your own motorcar
Or ride a motorbike
Into a slippery night.