BEFORE AND AFTER
AT THE MOUTH OF THE GRAND GLAIZE
These two photos were taken at the same spot seventy-five years apart. Both shots are looking south from the mouth of the Grand Glaize Arm. The left photos shows the future lake bed being cleared of all timber. If you look carefully in the middle background, you can see construction equipment drilling the footings for the Grand Glaize Bridge.
The photo on the right shows the newer Grand Glaize Bridge at the same location. The newer bridge was built in the 1980s, and is a replacement for the original one built back in 1930.
Now, how about a view of the two photos combined? Scroll down.
Here it is, the new photo superimposed on the old one. You can still see the line of bluffs on the east side, and the course of the Grand Glaize River on the bottom. But the combined photo also shows the Lake having filled over those features. And notice the dock on the left-hand shore. It's practically sitting on top of a stone ledge. If you throw your fishing line out from that dock, its got a long way to go before it reaches bottom!
© 2007 by Michael Gillespie. All rights reserved.