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Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:37 PM

Take a deep cleansing breath and enjoy some before/after historical photos

These are from an archive of Ozarks photos... It;s cool that someone took the time to put them all together


http://php.news-leader.com/beforeafter/?image=1

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Reply Take a deep cleansing breath and enjoy some before/after historical photos (Original post)
SoCalDem Jun 2013 OP
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #1
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 #2
Octafish Jun 2013 #3
SoCalDem Jun 2013 #5
Octafish Jun 2013 #10
Cooley Hurd Jun 2013 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2013 #20
zappaman Jun 2013 #4
SoCalDem Jun 2013 #6
Logical Jun 2013 #7
Warpy Jun 2013 #8
monmouth3 Jun 2013 #9
maddezmom Jun 2013 #12
ismnotwasm Jun 2013 #13
LuckyLib Jun 2013 #14
Recursion Jun 2013 #15
Buns_of_Fire Jun 2013 #16
secondvariety Jun 2013 #17
ramapo Jun 2013 #18
Merlot Jun 2013 #19

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:43 PM

1. Cool

Thanks for posting.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:46 PM

2. Possibly the BEST "Then and Now" series I've ever seen!!!

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:47 PM

3. Amazing to see...

...photos like Time Travel.

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Response to Octafish (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:50 PM

5. What I noticed was how people are absent from so many of the "now" photos

even though population has undoubtedly increased..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:20 PM

10. Excellent observation.

Perhaps the new peeps are in the cities on the East and West coasts. One thing is certain, more folks all across the nation today are glued to their sets.



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Response to Octafish (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:23 PM

11. They all went to FL or TX...

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 09:51 PM

20. People used to be on foot more....

 

These days everyone expects every store to have it's own parking lot and they act like walking the length of a football field is gonna give em a heart attack.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:49 PM

4. Great stuff!

Have you seen these?
Same thing but with people.

http://irinawerning.com/back-to-the-fut/back-to-the-future/

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Response to zappaman (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 06:51 PM

6. Thanks.. those were fun...

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:03 PM

7. Wow, amazing! Thanks for posting! n-t

 

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:11 PM

8. It looks like everything has been stripped down and cheapened

What used to be streets chock full of successful small businesses are reduced to a few sterilized buildings here and there. Shade trees were taken down and never replaced. A wading pool was turned into a dirt pool planted with patches of low maintenance ornamental grass. A city square with gardens was turned into a big patch of hardscape on the side of what used to be a fountain in the center.

Honestly, if I hadn't been aware of what wealth concentration and Wal Mart had colluded to do to this country, I'd guess that a plague had swept the area and wiped out most of the population.

Damn, this was one sad tour through a small city. I see the same thing being done to my own city.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:14 PM

9. I could have stayed there for hours. Many thanks...

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:31 PM

12. Neat

Thanks for posting. just sent it to my dad who grew up in the area.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:36 PM

13. Awesome

I love these kind of things, thank you

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:15 PM

14. Thanks for posting this. What a treat!

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:24 PM

15. You should post a warning, "You will not accomplish anything for the next three hours"

That's really cool

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:34 PM

16. Thank you, although I usually feel more sadness than anything else.

Such is the price of progress, I suppose. But seeing an empty, unused field where used to be a thriving theater makes you wonder what we've lost as the price for what we've gained.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 09:01 PM

17. Great post.

Looks like the wrecking ball has been busy in Springfield.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 09:08 PM

18. Not much to say for 'progress'

Many of the current scenes have a distinctly tacky look as compared to the historical shot. Where there were once buildings that were built with some style, there might be today an ugly, plain structure with all the soul of a pane of glass. Sometimes they just tear down a building and put up a parking lot. Unfortunately these scenes are all too typical. This series is fascinating but not too encouraging.

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Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2013, 09:20 PM

19. These were great - thanks for posting this link!

Would love to see something like this for SoCal.

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