Sunday, March 18, 2007

Blasts from Pasts

This 1940 photo was taken from Mount Mitchell looking toward the southwest. The Smokies, seventy miles away, are visible toward the horizon. UNCA has much more online.

The collection of 3,249 photographic prints documents the work of the U.S. Forest Service Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, NC. In its early years it was called the Appalachian Station and comprised region eight, or the forests in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, northern Georgia, Virginia, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and eastern Tennessee. These photographs from the Experiment Station cover the years from 1897 through 1952.

One other blast from the past:
I saw this music video once and loved it, so thank goodness for YouTube. Fishbone’s 1985 song "Party at Ground Zero" screams EXUBERANT. The lively music, combined with the rapid-fire cold-war iconography of the video, is a disturbing mix. I can’t understand why this group wasn’t a bigger hit. Anybody who names an album "Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe" deserves a listen.

1 comment:

lilmytmax said...

these photos are from my neck o the hills(copper basin)i'm 47 and i can remember the desolate landscape very clear!thanx 4 the links,past and present!