I love old photos. Especially ones that are older
than me and are supposed to be from my old stomping grounds. The
first time I saw this photo my mind told me this is the Greenbrier
river, the old iron bridge, and group of campers from Camp
Greenbrier. Besides, it is written at the top of the photo, "Camp
Greenbrier Flotilla, Alderson, W. Va. Or is it?
The first doubt I had was the river. It just
looks to wide. The second doubt was I thought there was one too many
sections to the bridge as compared to the old iron bridge in
Alderson. The third was the mountains in the background didn't match
the terrain I remember in Alderson.
I guess early photography could possibly distort
photos and they look wider than reality, but the real evidence
was the tops of the bridge. The top sections of the bridge in this
photo have five sides. The old iron bridge (below) in Alderson only had flat
tops. Compare with the photo below.