The Chelan River - Dan Gordon Bridge and Riverwalk Park With locations viewed about 75 years apart. Oh what a difference. The original black and white was taken in about 1950, and the color update was taken earlier this Spring of 2018. The differences are unreal. The Dan Gordon Bridge was dedicated in 1978, and Riverwalk Park was dedicated in 1986. Like most change in the valley, neither the “new Dan Gordon Bridge” or the Riverwalk Park came easy, as public resistance to change was present with both projects. Hindsight would say that the visionaries who saw the [...]
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Riverwalk Park ~ A Gift To The Valley In 2016 we put together this video, which includes stills from the official Riverwalk Park dedication in ceremonies in 1986 and includes an aerial flight over the beautiful addition to the community. Enjoy the adventure.
Manson Host Hydrofest 2014 We all wondered how it would work to move the Annual Lake Chelan Hydrofest to Manson. As you can see in this short flight over Manson Bay, it worked well. Better than well, it was all but perfect, and the event has grown better every year since. There is something very special about Hydro's and Lake Chelan.
A Solid Gold Sunset At Lake Chelan we get more than our share of awesome sunsets. It is moments like this that make 'hangin around ... camera in hand' so worthwhile. We were in the right place at the right time. That happens a lot when you carry a camera and live at Lake Chelan. There's so much harmony with nature to honor and celebrate in this special corner of the world. Our goal is to shine some light on the magic of our region.
The Winter of 2017-18 The winter of 2017-18 was longer than some in the recent past, and we enjoyed more snow and more frequent snowfalls. And it was cold too. This temperature was about 12 degrees on the afternoon that we grabbed this view looking uplake. As we post this photo now, in April of 2018, our perspective is that Winter 2017-18 will go down as a good one for winter recreation.
Lawrence D Lindsley - Cowboy PhotographerOne of the early photographers of the Lake Chelan Valley was Lawrence D. Lindsley. Lawrie, as he was known to many, spent several years at Lake Chelan, both at his family home near 25 Mile Creek and Up Lake at Stehekin. His photographs of this area, captured on 'glass plate' negatives, were given to my father, Don Isenhart, in the mid 60's. Eventually that collection of 200 or more negatives was given to the North Central Wasington Museum in Wenatchee. A 2nd Lindsley collection, owned by long time Stehekin businessman Robert Byrd, was acquired from Byrd's [...]
Downtown Chelan in 1930 This photo of Chelan, about 1930, is one of easily 30 different photos of this view that we've collected over the years. They tell a story of change. Stick around as we add more photos and stories about this small community that has seen a lot of change. When we realize that Lakeside was once larger than the Town of Chelan, and Stehekin was, at one time, considered to be named as the County Seat, we begin to gain perspective.
The Sign You Saw From the Wagon As the sign says, turn left and your'e headed for Chelan Station , turn right and you'll cross the 'Old Bridge" to Chelan Falls. That sign was no longer correct when the new bridge to Chelan Falls was built in the 70's, and the old bridge was closed. Clearly the 'Old Bridge' to Chelan Falls wasn't safe, especially with a semi-loaded with fruit.