My 2017 Interview with Arizona Highways

Early 1960s aerial view of Page Arizona

Arizona Highways reached out to me a few years ago for an interview regarding this site and what’s going on here. Back then the address of my site was I still own that address and all the links to it still work but forward here, to Mike’s Dam Photo Journal. You can read the interview here:


The Leap to Facebook

Well, I did it. I made the leap to Facebook! If you’re on Facebook, please hook up with me there too and feel free to like my page. Send your Facebook friends there too. I just built the page today, but all of my blog posts are there. I’m using Facebook to mirror this site, not replace it. I’ll still be posting all my stuff here and mentioning my posts there. Check it out and jump right in:


December Break

Photo: A. E. Turner, USBR
Source: The LeGate Family

Hey all, I’m taking a break from blogging for the month of December and I’ll pick back up again in January. I want to leave you with a Christmas picture of early Page. Check it out…

There isn’t anything written on the back of this picture except the name of the photographer and the date. I don’t know who that was dressed up as Santa. At first, I thought this was in the school gymnasium, which would have been new that year. But the more I look at it, I think it was somewhere else. That door in the background has a big window in it and the doors to the gym weren’t like that, at least not that I remember. I also thought at first that those were bleachers along the back wall, but I think it’s only a bench of some sort. Does anyone know what building this was in? There are two faces that I recognize, but I don’t have names to go with them.

How about you? Do you see any familiar faces in this shot? If so, let me know.

Enjoy your holidays and I will “see” you next year!


The Mother Lode

I talked with Gene LeGate late last week and he loaned my a bunch of pictures that had been in storage for use on this site. Gene and I started first grade together in Page, so there is some history and shared memories there. In all, he loaned me just over 120 pictures, almost all of which are 8 x 10 black and whites dating back to the late 50s.

I’m excited to share these with you. So far, I’ve scanned about half of them and I hope to finish up this week. Since they’re so large, I’ve decided to give the site a facelift by installing a new template that is wider and takes up more of the screen.  That will allow me to keep the pictures closer to their 8×10 original size.

Did I mention that these pictures are amazing?