Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Arboretum Tour

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The past weekend, we went on a walking tour of "the lost city" at the UW Arboretum. "The Lost City" is a failed residential development from the early 1920s that is now taken over by nature in the middle of the arboretum. In the early 20's, roads were paves, tree lines were planted, a few land plots were sold and only a couple houses were build built before the project was abandoned due to a handful of reasons. Today, the couple houses remain as private properties, the tree lines are now blended in with the new vegetation, and the paved roadways are mostly covered by nearly 100 years of fallen leaves and new plant growth. We took a guided tour that showed up some of the original paved roads that are currently used as walking trails. We also went off the trail to see the moss covered foundation of a once standing house that was part of the original development.  Above are the pictures I took from the lovely fall day.  And below are a few pictured from the original development planning as well as a picture of a roadway being paved.

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