Camp Keeler #14 by I Nancy, on Flickr
A final glance back at the derelict Keeler Camp. I’ve created a set of 14 images which hold together in theme and processing which you can visit on my Flickr site. I hope to visit again and get some new angles and different season. Perhaps a spring-time visit will bring green grasses and wildflowers to the scene?
Some more images of other parts of Keeler will be heading up soon.
Camp Keeler #11 by I Nancy, on Flickr
Continuing on my photo essay of Keeler camp sites, I spied this chair set out as if to a place to rest, beer in hand, watching the birds come and go over the lake. There is only one problem, the lake is dry.
The town of Keeler, population 66, cynically maintains Camp Keeler on the shores of the now dry Owens Lake. Keeler boomed with the silver, lead and zinc successes of the Cerro Gordo Mines in the late 1800’s. The drying of the lake began in 1927 with the export of water from the central valley into Los Angeles via Mulholland’s LA Aqueduct.