US Forest Service photographic survey
August 5th, 1938 Aerial Photographs of the Boulder Area

Aerial photos of the foothills near the city of Boulder taken in 1938 as part of a survey conducted by the US Forest Service. For information on how to obtain these and other aerial photos from the Forest Service archives, contact Bob Malcolm of the Forest Service at (303)275-5350."

Modern day Gunbarrel community in right side of photo. Railroad track cutting diagonally to upper right parallel's modern Longmont Diagonal

"X" marks the location of the Boulder Airport, with Four Mile Canyon Creek to the north.

Boulder Creek floodplain with confluence of Goose Creek (top of image), South Boulder Creek (upper right) and Arapahoe Avenue cutting horizontally through middle of image.

South Boulder Creek floodplain with Baseline Reservoir upper right corner, South Boulder Road through the middle and what is now south Broadway cutting across lower left.

South Boulder Creek at Marshall, with Marshall Lake in lower right

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