The Shoshone River, not far from our home, was always fascinating - it has changed immensely since we lived in Penrose.
For starters, the old railroad bridge has been long gone (since the mid-1960's), and there is a sand bar in the middle of the river as you look west. While it seems like a fairly recent addition to the river, there are trees and shrubs growing on it - amazing!
The other big change is that the east end of the valley. where George McBlaine and Bothilde kept a pretty tight ship, has turned into a big junk pile. Oh, well, we can ignore that, I guess. This early in the spring, trees were just beginning to leaf out in Penrose, while Burlington, about 15 miles to the south had lilacs in fulll bloom. Go figure!