Here is an exciting find! A vintage souvenir photo of Big Thunder Creek dated October, 1895. As mining declined and tourism and excursion traffic on the line began to grow, the railroad brass was quick to take advantage of any revenue stream. Souvenir photos such as this were often sold to passengers aboard the excursion cars or waiting at Thunder Mesa Depot. Today such photos are considered highly collectable and it is rare to find one in such excellent condition.
Be sure to check back tomorrow for more current information about the beautiful rushing waters of Big Thunder Creek!