Some time back I posted another pic from Enid that was the old school. All that is left of this town is that old school, a couple dilapidated old buidings and this old grain elevator next to the railroad.
One by one, these small towns are disappearing. A few have been preserved, but here in the high plains tourism is low, so it is only by the efforts of the few who are left to wrestle a living off the land and preserve what is left.
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scobert (5355) 2007-04-07 15:30
This an excellent photo of a dying way of life in the rural areas of this part of the country. Keep all of the prevous photos that you have taken of these abandoned old towns. They will be very valuable someday. I tried to post a workshop to darken the sky, but workshops only work with jpegs. This is a good exposure actually. If you would have used a grad ND fliter it would have darkened the top of the grain elvator too much. Good work!
calvincal (49) 2009-06-26 12:48
The composition is marvelous--the welcome sign and near absence of life if we don't count the elevator and tractor in the far back ground. Does Enid lie just beyond the edges of the photograph?
Spyder (245) 2014-09-11 0:56
I liked the school house, and I'm having a keek through your photos, and what an interesting contrast here, the old grain tower and the new silo & sign.
A bit "Little House on the Prairie" all this. I used to mock that show years ago, but there are repeats over here, and in French too, and it is very nostalgic this period in American history (although the native Americans would say otherwise!).
Thanks for these wonderful images and the history too.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85 MM f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-06 22:53