I have to confess, I spent a lot of time pouring over this top picture and then I had this brilliant idea to grab a current day photo and compare. Yes, I have moments of brilliance. But they’re short lived.

This post has two photos. The top one was then and the bottom one is now. I’m not going to write between them or below them because I think that will take away from the impact. Everything I want to say about them, I’m going to say here, above the pictures. Then you can do your own comparison after I shut up.

This top picture was taken before time began. That’s an exaggeration, but it’s not too far off. It’s a high altitude photo of the Colorado River at the Glen Canyon Dam site. There is nothing there but a muddy river. The soon-to-be city of Page is outlined in the dotted area. Wahweap creek is visible (and empty) at the bottom right. The beehive is plainly visible, but this was clearly taken before any work on Glen Canyon Dam or the city of Page had begun.

When you’re done with the top photo, look at the “now” picture below it for comparison. I want to thank Dugan Warner for supplying this photo to me so I could share it with you. Enjoy!


Page Town Site
Source: Dugan Warner. The photographer is unknown, but this is most likely a USBR photo. It’s undated.
This is a present day look at the same area.

8 thoughts on “That Was Then; This is Now

  1. My 6th grade picnic was held at the Wahweap picnic area and we waded across Wahweap Creek (1963).

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