Tracking a Lost Place: April 25, 2013

IMG_3973Lost Communities students fan out over the area of the Union Pacific stockyards at old Broughton. Rapid tree growth has reclaimed the townsite,
bulldozed in 1966 to create the spillway for Milford Reservoir. Using 1900 plat maps, students were able to estimate where the rail line ran and the
location of the shipping pens and grain elevator.

IMG_3977This lily-covered mound is the humped grave of a Broughton home. Broughton homes had day lilies and other varieties planted in their yards and kitchen gardens. These have escaped to spread over the townsite in the spring.

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