Thursday, October 27, 2011
Bristol Flats, 8x10
Ever notice how towns across the U.S. are about 12 to 15 miles apart? When steam locomotives were the 747's of their time they needed frequent supplies of fuel and water. As a result they put water tanks that far apart. Of course, as long as the train was stopped, why not board some folks and ship a few things? Stations and towns grew up around those tanks.
Bristol Flats was such a place. Now there is only a lonely sign that says 'Bristol' and two empty tracks. The station and whatever town is gone....only this ranch sitting in a beautiful valley east of the Cascade mountains remains.
The next post is from this ranch. When you get it look at this painting and see if you can find the subject (of course, I'll probably tell you).