Some towns change a lot over the years. Rio Dell, not so much.
So lately I’ve been watching a show on Netflix called Hell on Wheels, an AMC series about the building of the transcontinental railroad . I notice the hats sported by the characters on the show are the same as the ones worn by long-ago guests of the Pioneer Hotel – once located at Requa on the banks of the Klamath River. And they wear the same serious expressions.
The wild west was here too and I like that…
I am guessing from the vehicles that this was taken in the 1940s–but I’m still studying up on my old cars so any help would be appreciated.
Please keep clicking on the photo to enlarge. Really. The photo has some pretty great details for those of us who like this sort of thing.
Yes, this is just a great photo, but are those dunes reflected in the window panes behind the subjects? I believe the Inside Sports Gym is located there now…?
The three on the left have such similar hair I’d guess this is a family (and I think the guy on the right has a proud-dad look).
On the back of the photo it says, “Return to E. McCormick Rio Dell” –I’m guessing this refers to Evelyn McCormick, a well known local historian.
How a girl from Rio Dell could have waited so long to post this photo, I have no idea.
If I’m understanding the caption right (and I think I recognize the typography). we are on Wildwood Avenue in Rio Dell looking south toward Scotia. If you enlarge you’ll see two guys on the right-working on the bridge, maybe?
This photo was taken in 1956. I’m thinking maybe we just had the structure on the left w/ 2 way traffic and they built the new one to divide the highway…? There’s got to be folks around who remember…
Please do click to enlarge so you can see the detail. And if you’re interested in the bluffs, you can check out this post as well: