Wednesday, November 28, 2007

These three photos show the change that took place on King Island in the last 80 to 100 years. The first was taken between 1913 and 1930. It shows king Island before the church and school where built. Presumably it looks much like King Island had always looked up to this point. The second photo was taken in 1949. You can see some obvious changes in this photo, there is now a church and a school built out of lumbar and painted white. At this point, even some of the dwellings are being built out of lumbar and not the traditional walrus hide construction. The last photo in this series is King Island as it looks today. It has been abandoned for nearly 40 years now.

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