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Aerial Photographs from 1936

Ever wonder what your neck of the woods looked like a long time ago? A while ago, I stumbled across a set of aerial photographs from 1936 at the King County Records site. Looking at many areas of Crown Hill using the online IMAP Geographic Information System, I visualized the area before it was converted to the present day densely packed grid of mostly single family houses. The whole area bore a distinctly rural character, with scattered rectangular arrays of orchard trees, agricultural plots and out buildings. Holman Road existed, though it appears unpaved and deeply rutted. The red dot on the photo below is at the intersection of present day 12th Ave NW and NW 95th.

12th and 95th aerial view (1936)
12th and 95th aerial view (1936) Click on the photo to view full size

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Piper Orchard’s 4th Annual Fall Festival of Fruit and Tour

Saturday, Sept 18th, 2010
10 AM – 2 PM

Tour the 119 year old orchard, see displays to learn more about growing your own trees, bring apples from your trees to determine their variety, live music, food booths, learn about orchard history, grapes in the orchard, pest management, permaculture, kids crafts and more.

http://pipersorchard.wordpress.com/category/festival-of-fruit/, 206-684-0877, or carkeek.park@seattle.gov