This must be some sort of Columbia tradition. I see dangling shoes a lot around town.
This building on the 300 block of Locust Street used to be the Columbia National Bank in a former time. There are pics and info about this at the Columbia Historical Preservation Society on Second Street.
The Foresters (Locust Street at Second)
Mooring the boat
Another "leashless" dog at Columbia River Park. This fellow was friendly enough, maybe too friendly - he almost knocked over the tripod and camera of a photographer who had set up along the shore.
Trash from the islands. I see it being dropped off here at the River Park quite a bit. Not to be a party pooper, but does the Columbia taxpayer pick up the tab for this? Just wondering. Does anyone know?
This little guy kept wading into the water with his cowboy boots on. He'd get out, empty his boots, and go back in. Not a bad idea, considering the heat and humidity yesterday.
Barry Ford first published an article about vandalism to one of the trees along the highway. (Click HERE for the story.) Apparently, this is another tree, next to the first one, that was cut in the 800 block of Lancaster Avenue, in front of Mountville Motors. I'm wondering why anyone would do this. Surely not for the wood. And they can't replant a sawed-off tree, so what's the point?
Click HERE for pics and information about the ORIGINAL burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge on June 28, 1863. John Quincy Denney and several others were ordered to burn the bridge to thwart the Confederate advance from the Wrightsville side. The Columbia Historical Preservation Society recently obtained a letter written by Denney describing the bridge burning.