Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pics from the past...

showing the evolution of the Eastern Washington University campus through time, with images retrieved from archives in Spokane while I was doing research there last week (click to enlarge):

And here's a more contemporary view, from Google Earth, showing 2009 imagery of the campus for comparison:


  1. Are those the Channeled Scablands adjacent to campus???

  2. While those may appear to be megaripples, they are not. The rolling hills are part of the Palouse, thick deposits of loess.

    The campus does sit adjacent to a scabland channel in which downtown Cheney is located, in the lower right of the 2009 GE image.

  3. I used to swim in the fieldhouse behind Sci Bldg at lunchtime - it was cool because the sun shone in onto the pool. Became a certified scuba diver there too - also remember the fire when it accidentally? burned down.