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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Old Glen Innes Rd: Wintervale and Farewell


Today is as far as we will travel on the the Old Glen Innes Rd for the time being. Behind the stand of dark pines is Wintervale Station. Later on in the year I will will resume my tour of this historic road and include sights like the vanished township of Newton Boyd, Wytaliba Commune, the Mann River and the Big Hill.

Some have asked this week why 1961 was such a significant year in regards to Dalmorton and this road; In 1961 the new Glen Innes Rd, known as the Gywdir Highway, opened many miles to the north bypassing  this road entirely. This historic road has been slumbering now for 50 years.

9 comments:

  1. This is such a gorgeous shot! I love the curve of the river, the mountains in the distance and the clouds.

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  2. What a beautiful scene. Gorgeous.

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  3. A beautiful, beautiful area. So sad when a new highway is built and towns die as a result.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  4. It's beautiful scenery! Love it.

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  5. Like everyone says, beautiful.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/

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  6. A lovely meandering history. Thanks

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  7. Ahha .. the Gwydir Hwy ... okay ... I lived in Denman in the Hunter Valley in 1961.

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