Friday, April 27, 2012

1880's Photos

Below are three photos of the entrance area to what is now the Upper Park, taken sometime in the 1880's, or perhaps as early as the late 1870's

(Courtesy of Southwest Museum of the American Indian Collection)

This is looking East through the gap with the toll booth in the center of the photo.  A number of other structures are visible.

This is looking South from a point West of the gap and above present-day Eagle Mountain Rd.  The lake would be in the lower left section of the photo and the cabin near where the present-day tennis court/playground is located.
This is a view down the old Crystal Park Trail, looking East from a point just below the gap.  The top of Sugarloaf Mountain is just visible in the left center.