Top pic is before PhotoShop
samD, which one are you, I can't quite make you out?
All kidding aside, very cool pic with the unfinished monument
OK I got ya, next to the Bowlegged guy with a smile!
but not completed until 1884. Construction stopped at 150 feet. I'm guessing, then, that this picture is circa the Civil ar or maybe a few years before.
Schuy-you beat me to the punch dammit
the exact date of this? I was just there a coupla months ago, toured the whole place.
Nope, I quit when I saw your post, I hope someday I get to go to that part of the country.
and I have no proof one way or the other, save for your stellar intelligence.