It was a beautiful 1950s day in Arlington, Washington, a great day for a road trip. The old car was loaded with cameras, tripods and a few sandwiches, destination, somewhere over the mountains where the scenery was different. J. Boyd Ellis climbed in the car and pointed it towards Snoqualmie Pass and the Grand Coulee... Continue Reading →
As the auto industry grew exponentially in the 20s and 30s, a new America was being created. The people wanted destinations, and during the New Deal it was a time to focus on employment, the end result being the creation of multiple State Parks throughout the country. In Spokane, two artistic brothers saw a new... Continue Reading →
Before computers and internet, back before television had color, families used to all load up the car with camping gear and hit the road for a near or far state park. On longer trips games were invented like 'slug bug' and 'alphabet search' to keep the kids in the back seat occupied. When a landmark... Continue Reading →
Different people have different takes on who built the rock walls in Monument Coulee and when, without carbon dating we may never know.
Sometime during the late 1940s L.D.Lindsley, now a man past middle age, carried his bulky camera past Umatilla in Dry Falls to a place where basalt columns lay strewn about with granite, all mixed up. He paused before a tall basalt pillar, unpacked his gear and took a picture of the rock spire. Later, at... Continue Reading →