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Aerial Photograph of the Winooski River

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Aerial Photograph of the Winooski River

Title:
Aerial Photograph of the Winooski River
Town:
Montpelier
County:
Washington
State:
Vermont
Date:
2004-05-08
Description:
The current photograph shows the same area with substantial development. The bridges have been replaced and several large buildings and parking lots have been added to the area alongside the river. There is also a golf course on a terrace above the river. The areas that haven't been developed have reforested. Loona Brogan writes on 2006-9-6: These two images show the Montpelier Country Club and farms, forests, houses and roads around it. It's good to remember that this is just after a severe weather eventflooding, as the erosion on the hillside is particularly severe in the early photo. It appears that the earth here has healed since then. The stages of reforestation one can see in the early to later photos give a great example of farm fields being taken over again by trees. If one examines the lines of vegetative change in the old photo, one can see that there were farmed fields as well as acreage that might be pasture or hay fields. The area in the upper right, which in the newer photo is reforested, appears to recently be returning to forest. Look at the newer forest up close: a younger canopy is hinted at in the smaller, less definite shapes. The appearance of varieties appears to be rather mirrored in the newer grow with the historic forest on the right side. Notice on further inspection, though, how the field that has reforested in the upper right corner of the new image is mostly conifer pine and spruce, most likelywhile the reforested areas on the left side of the new image show more deciduous trees, with the conifers that do appear either much younger or of a different species than the ones on the right. What caused this difference? It could have been a seed year for pines the year the right side field was left to reforest, or perhaps the forest on the left was intentionally managed to regenerate hardwoods. Skip Flanders writes on 2014-08-10: This photo shows the junction of USRt 2 and USRt 302 at location of the former Walker Motors Ford Garage. In the lower half of the photo between Rt 2 and the Winooski River you can see the circular tank of the former coal gasification plant service the City of Montpelier. The site was recently used as a lumber dealer now a car storage lot.
Filename:
LS01431_001.jpg
Size:
1992 x 1465 pixels; 2706321 bytes
Original Filename:
Ls01431 J .jpg
Keywords:
Asphalt cement; Automobiles; Bridge approaches; Bridges; Bridges,Iron and steel; Buildings; Change; Cities and town--Growth; Commercial buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Floodplains; Forests and Plants; Geology; Golf; Hills; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Industrial buildings; Landforms; Living Things; Nature; Pavements; Plants; Railroad bridges; Recreation; Reforestation; Riparian plants; Rivers; Roads; Roads,Paved; Roads--Widening; Schools; Season; Spring; Terraces (Geology); Time; Transportation; Trees; Open Fields; Post Flood; Aerial
Source:
Jens Hilke
Photographer:
Jens Hilke
Submitted By:
Elizabeth Stanley Mann
Submitted On:
2004-01-25
Original Media:
Aerial Photograph
Times viewed:
16094
Title:
Aerial Photograph of the Winooski River
Town:
Montpelier
County:
Washington
State:
Vermont
Date:
1927-11-12
Description:
The historic photograph shows a bend in the Winooski River after the flood of 1927. A caption at the bottom of the photograph reads, "11-12-27-10:30A. Twin bridges between Montpelier and Barre, Vt." The bridges are still standing, but are damaged. Parts of the road and railroad tracks approaching the bridge are also damaged. There are a few farm buildings and houses alongside the river. The riparian zone is bare. Most of the landscape has been cleared. Loona Brogan writes on 2006-9-6: These two images show the Montpelier Country Club and farms, forests, houses and roads around it. It's good to remember that this is just after a severe weather eventflooding, as the erosion on the hillside is particularly severe in the early photo. It appears that the earth here has healed since then. The stages of reforestation one can see in the early to later photos give a great example of farm fields being taken over again by trees. If one examines the lines of vegetative change in the old photo, one can see that there were farmed fields as well as acreage that might be pasture or hay fields. The area in the upper right, which in the newer photo is reforested, appears to recently be returning to forest. Look at the newer forest up close: a younger canopy is hinted at in the smaller, less definite shapes. The appearance of varieties appears to be rather mirrored in the newer grow with the historic forest on the right side. Notice on further inspection, though, how the field that has reforested in the upper right corner of the new image is mostly conifer pine and spruce, most likelywhile the reforested areas on the left side of the new image show more deciduous trees, with the conifers that do appear either much younger or of a different species than the ones on the right. What caused this difference? It could have been a seed year for pines the year the right side field was left to reforest, or perhaps the forest on the left was intentionally managed to regenerate hardwoods. Skip Flanders writes on 2014-08-10: This photo shows the junction of USRt 2 and USRt 302 at location of the former Walker Motors Ford Garage. In the lower half of the photo between Rt 2 and the Winooski River you can see the circular tank of the former coal gasification plant service the City of Montpelier. The site was recently used as a lumber dealer now a car storage lot.
Filename:
LS01431_000.jpg
Size:
2485 x 1894 pixels; 1496764 bytes
Original Filename:
Montpelier3.jpg
Keywords:
Agriculture; Autumn; Bridge approaches; Bridges; Bridges,Iron and steel; Buildings; Conifers; Culture; Deciduous; Dwellings; Elm; Farm buildings; Farming; Field Crops; Flood damage; Floodplains; Floods; Forests and Plants; Geology; Hills; Human Activity; Human Constructs; Landforms; Landscapes; Living Things; Nature; Pastures; Plants; Railroad bridges; Railroad tracks; Railroads; Riparian plants; Rivers; Roads; Rural; Rural roads; Season; Surface Processes; Time; Trees; Work;
Source:
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, University of Vermont
Submitted By:
Elizabeth Stanley Mann
Submitted On:
2004-01-25
Original Media:
Aerial Photograph
Times viewed:
11485
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