Sunday, July 27, 2008

bridge over Big Ditch

i tried taking pictures of Big Ditch itself (more of what i would call a gully, really) to show what he's looking at, but they were all too heinous or boring. imagine it. back in the early 20th century the Big Ditch used to be main street, which was washed out in a couple epic floods, aided by poor city planning and swamp drainage. silver city's name used to be San Vicente de la Cienaga, cienaga meaning swamp (right? are all you spaniards going to come down upon me with terrible wrath?). it's hard to imagine this little mountain town anywhere close to swampy, but now we have the Big Ditch to act as drain for the entire downtown area.

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