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Where do you think this is? And, can the image be recreated?

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Post Posted: May 15, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Let me guess - near the top of Crow Hill approaching from the southwest?!?


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Post Posted: May 16, 2017 5:27 am 
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I'm guessing at the bottom, and the area across the road here is now where chimney doctors is at???


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Post Posted: May 16, 2017 7:04 am 
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I think if it were today the camera man would be standing on top of the mail boxes that are north of 285 near the top of crow hill.


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The current alignment of 285 down Crow Hill into Bailey didn't exist until the late 1960s. Prior to then, we had to wind all the way around Crow Valley. It was the most car sickness inducing part of the trip. Take a look at Google Maps - the route roughly followed the roads labelled "Old US Hwy 285", "Crow Valley Rd", "Old State Rd", and "Lower Crow Hill Rd". My guess is that this view is from where the old route crosses today's 285 at the south end of the cut.


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Post Posted: May 16, 2017 9:18 am 
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I think Freezeman is correct. The mountain ridge looks similar in Street View as it does in that photo.

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ALifeLessHorizontal wrote:
I think Freezeman is correct. The mountain ridge looks similar in Street View as it does in that photo.

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That's the spot I'm thinking of, also.


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I was so intrigued by this that I went on a drive to search it out. If you are heading south on 285, take a right onto Crow Valley Rd (immediate turn after the on-ramp) and go about 1/3 mile and you will be right where the picture was taken. I didn't take a picture this time as the view is blocked by very tall pine trees, but was the correct spot judging by the landscape. I am 99.9% sure that Crow Valley Rd is where the photo was taken. There is a driveway right in front of the small ridge now. If I have more time this afternoon, I will try to go get a picture.


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I don't know exactly where the photo was taken. However, considering how much cut and fill has taken place, it may be difficut to determine exactly. The photo shows how much the road was "straightened" when the new road was put in.

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Hi Jim, I would bet the picture was taken on old Hwy 285, now Crow Valley Road, near the top of Crow hill looking South/Southwest toward Bailey. The curvature of the road matches, the "safety railing" on both sides of the road in the original photo indicates a drop-off which is present at this location, and the side of the hill is cut away just the same.
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This is the route of old Hwy 285. The arrow indicates the location I think the photo was taken.
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Looking toward Bailey from the top of Crow hill
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I think the photo was taken right about here, looking in this direction.
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Good job! I'll try to get down there today to check it out.

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I agree with celticone


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