LAKE CHELAN 1906-1950
L.D. LINDSLEY PHOTO RETROSPECTIVE
A Cowboy Photographer
In about 1912, Lindsley moved to his parents’ ranch along 25 Mile Creek at Lake Chelan. In 1916, he was employed by the Great Northern Railroad to photograph Glacier National Park for the railroad’s tourist literature. He also began his extensive photographic study of Lake Chelan and the coulees of Central Washington.
Lindsey’s Studio at 25 Mile Creek
Lindsley used large-format cameras and glass-plate negatives: they captured images with outstanding clarity. The Lake Chelan glass slides were entrusted to Don Isenhart, for preservation in 1962. This publication honors Lindsley’s request to preserve and share his work.
The Lake Chelan Collection
Listen to a sample from a Lawrence Denny Lindsley audio interview accompanied by images from the retrospective, researched and produced by Jerry Isenhart and Malcolm Keithley. An Apple & Kindle eBook.
The L.D. Lindsley Lake Chelan Photographs take us back to the time when sternwheelers plied the waters of the lake, and tourists were urged by the Great Northern Railroad to visit its grand hotel in Stehekin. The high country of the North Cascades was open to anyone up for a horseback ride.
An Evolving Retrospective
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L.D. Lindsley Photo Points
See photos from the high cascades, Stehekin Valley, shores and waters of fifty-five mile long Lake Chelan, and the early town and surroundings of Chelan, and Chelan Falls.
Passenger boats on the lake
Early tourism and industry relied on lake transportation. The First Lady of the Lake is seen above with a load of apples. The smaller, and faster Spokane is seen on the right. See comparisons of then and now from photo points along Lake Chelan.
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