Friday Slide Scan #18 is from my Dad’s “Roads” category; three pictures spanning three countries, two continents, and two decades.

Below is the trading post in Meander River, not far from High Level, Alberta; my parents and friends passed through on a vacation drive north to Great Slave Lake from Fort Vermilion on vacation in the summer of 1956.

Meander River, Alberta, trading post, 1956

Next is the Baldock Freeway between Eugene and Tigard, Oregon, a precursor of I-5, sometime in the late fifties. I still have a vague memory of that old Chevy; I lounged in the capacious back seat sans seatbelts.

Baldock Freeway, Oregon, late fifties

Finally, an April 1964 shot from near the top of the Western slope of the pass over Mount Lebanon from Beirut to the Beka’a valley, looking back at the sun on the Mediterranean.

Pass over the Lebanon range, 1964

Images in the Friday Slide Scans are from 35mm slides taken between 1953 and 2003 by (in rough chronological order) Bill Bray, Jean Bray, Tim Bray, Cath Bray, and Lauren Wood; when I know exactly who took one, I’ll say; in this case, Bill and/or Jean Bray. Most but not all of the slides were on Kodachrome; they were digitized using a Nikon CoolScan 4000 ED scanner and cleaned up by a combination of the Nikon scanning software and PhotoShop Elements.

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