Thursday, October 17, 2013

Old McCarty's trading post foundation shows up though Fall's leafless trees


 We have had a very nice lingering Fall this year. It is October 17th and normally everything would be frozen already, but we are still having + 50 degree days. We took a drive down the Richardson to Delta Junction about a week ago and stopped at Big Delta State Historical Park.
 
Fall, when the leaves are gone from the trees,  is one of the few times of the year that you can see what remains of the old trading post site east of Rika's Roadhouse. I've upped the contrast in the photo quite a bit, but the dark outline in amongst the trees is all that it left of the trading post. It was built in 1904 and used as a trading post until John Hajdukovich bought the property in 1909 and built his roadhouse. After that it was used just for storage. Not sure when it finally collapsed.

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