This image looks west over the Oak Creek canyon lookout point. The majority of the structure and background road remain the same. The largest change this image can illustrate is a change in visitors and changes in styles. A ladder was necessary to get a high enough vantage point to repeat this photograph. Notice the same location of rocks used in the wall.
Chipmunk Store, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona.
The image of the Chipmunk Store looked northwest. The process of repeating this image involved quite a bit of walking and driving up and down highway 89, looking for the correct alignments of the background rock formations. The location is now a private resort. The repeat image was taken just south of the building, in front of a set of mailboxes. We discovered the location on 5/21/2012 and noticed that the original was on 5/22/47, so came back the next morning and re-shot the photograph, 65 year later -- to the day.
Mayhew Lodge with over growth of plants, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona.
This image coincided with the other Mayhew Lodge issue with the over growth in plants. To take this we had to stand in the middle of Oak Creek, a slippery endeavor. To align the image we had to utilized the left hand big rock, as the rest of the rocks are now concealed by plants.
Mayhew Lodge, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona.
To repeat this image began with a complete mishap, we spent over an hour photographing incorrect ruins. Upon realizing our mistake, we also realized the complete transformation and overgrowth of the ruins. Shooting the picture from a dense thicket of deciduous trees forced difficulties in the exposure, as well finding the correct vantage point. Ultimately though it illustrate the reclamation of the area by the natural surrounding. In order to attempt to align the image we used the rock formation behind the house, primarily the V shaped stain in the rock, as well as the California shaped stain. The stone fence and the arbor in the original are still there, though disheveled and completely overgrown with plants.
Don Hoel Cabin Store, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona.
This image was taken directly across the street of the store, looking East. As we were taking the pictures, workers were trying to prepare the store to reopen. The building has been added to.
Indian Head Station, Slide Rock State Park, Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona.
This image of the Indian Head Trading Post was taken from the right-hand turn lane, in front of Slide Rock in Oak Creek. While the building is no longer there, the background hills and rock formations allowed a simple alignment.
Todd’s Lodge/Garlands Gallery, Oak Creak Canyon, Arizona.
This image of Todd’s Lodge, now Garland's gallery, was taken from across Highway 89 in front of Indian Gardens restaurant. While the building has changed drastically the background hill lines allowed for a fairly accurate replication.