Here’s an early shot of Page taken from the rim where North Navajo Drive and South Navajo Drive meet. Those are the Transit houses that dotted the rim along South Navajo. It looks like they are still being placed on site. The roads are being graded and the ground cleared. Notice the sewer pipe laying on the ground, awaiting installation. This photo is undated, but it has to be 1957 or 58. For comparison, look at this second picture I posted in the second blog on this site. It’s an aerial view showing the curve and the first airstrip which was about where this photographer was standing, along North Navajo. See it HERE.

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Photo: USBR?
Undated
Source: Terry Edwards

Okay, back to this photo. Since there’s a school bus there, it’s probably safe to say that the Butler buildings were just to the right of this picture. They housed the first Page schools and they sat on the rim. You can see them in that link I provided above. There is some sort of tank in the background of this picture and I’m not sure what it was. It’s too close to be part of the water treatment plant and I think that’s the water treatment plant being built in the far background. Don’t miss the guy walking away on the left edge of the picture, as well as the outhouse. This picture provides a clear look at Le Chee on the horizon.

-Mike

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