Monday, November 23, 2009

Post Script: Granite Dells

I received these two pictures in my email this morning -- a response to last night's post about my visit to the bones of the old Granite Dells lake and pavilion. Time: 1967. Friend Bobbi sent them; she had noted that the two choices for swimming in or near Prescott were either in a stock tank or at the Dells! Thanks, Bobbi. Quite a contrast with the remains of the lake!

How times have changed! Can you imagine a city or county govt. allowing such a swimming lake today? More: can you imagine a couple daring to operate such a business in this day of liability above all?


Antipodean Curmudgeon said...

And don't forget 'DUTY OF CARE'!!!


Warren said...

great pictures! You're certainly right about how the times have changed regarding liability concerns and such.

azlaydey said...

This water was cleaner the the stock tank at the ranch!

Jarart said...

Sweet memories.....

Granny J said...

bro -- not familiar with that phrase, but it sure sounds ominous.

warren -- would anyone disagree that we're overprotected today?

lady -- was the effluent from the sewage plant still going into Watson Lake back then... and thence into Granite Creek?

jarart -- yes, they are.

Lucy said...

My friends in Yorkshire shoed me a photo of a place they'd visited locally, of beautiful rocks and pools and waterfalls. I remembered swimming there as a kid, but they said there's be no way you could do that now. It was so lovely. These pics look very nostalgic.

Anonymous said...

The little girl in photo #2 has a broken arm. LOL

Did she break it at the Dells?

~Anon in AV.

Granny J said...

lucy -- the health & safety nuts are taking all the joy out of life!

anon -- the kid with the broken arm is how my friend was able to determine the year the photo was taken.

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