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Stevens Canyon Road Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, Washington | June 1981 & June 2016

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal on June 3rd, 1981: “Into Rainier National Park, sprinkles on the windshield. Between 200” high trees – fir, red cedar, hemlocks – above mossy rocks, shimmering green young tree leaves & ferns. West towards Paradise!“

Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Astoria, Oregon | June 1981 & October 2012

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal on June 5th, 1981: “Fort, replica of Lewis & Clark, was small wood-post enclosure with two longhouses, one for men’s quarters and one for Lewis & Clark with stone fireplace. Saw the slideshow of Lewis & Clark trip and bought a book.”

During my visit to Fort Clatsop, I came to find out that a fire had destroyed the original replica in the late evening of October 3, 2005. In hindsight, it seems somewhat fitting — replicating a photo of a replicated fort.

Fort Clatsop National Memorial in Astoria, Oregon | June 1981 & October 2012

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal on June 5th, 1981: “Fort, replica of Lewis & Clark, was small wood-post enclosure with two longhouses, one for men’s quarters and one for Lewis & Clark with stone fireplace. Saw the slideshow of Lewis & Clark trip and bought a book.”

During my visit to Fort Clatsop, I came to find out that a fire had destroyed the original replica in the late evening of October 3, 2005. In hindsight, it seems somewhat fitting — replicating a photo of a replicated fort.

Billy the Kid Gift Shop in Mesilla, New Mexico | April 1979 & October 2014

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal: “Saw the Spanish square of La Mesilla – most of the stores were closed, Billy the Kid bar, but the church was open for Easter confession and full! Soft yellow brick Spanish style, the plaza with old fashioned gas lanterns & iron lace benches, surrounded by Spanish style stores with beams sticking out and roofs overhanging the sidewalks.”

Not only did I have the chance to replicate my grandfather’s photo on my recent visit to New Mexico, but I also had the pleasure of finally meeting an Instagram friend who has been a huge supporter of this project.

Stanton Hall in Natchez, Mississippi | September 1974 & April 2014

Excerpt from my grandmother’s travel journal on September 27th, 1974: “We treated ourselves only to the inside of Stanton Hall — magnificent, ornate mansion under oaks and magnolias. Very much silver around, marble, and wood-cut mantles and doors, silver Sheffield hinges that after 150 years still support the tremendous mahogany doors, furniture, carpets, mirrors from France and Italy — splendors of a plantation fortune.”