Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nun's Island in 1966

Here is an interesting 1966 photo from the Guardian I found today in our archives (SHGV). It is an aerial photo of Nun's Island, Verdun and Montreal.Nun's Island had been recently to sold to Chicago developers who were planning to develop the island. It was not yet developed although the Champlain bridge can clearly be seen and the wooded western end is still untouched. Since 1966 was a year before Expo, you can see the construction of the site in the center right of the photo. I recognize the grassy area at the lower left where we used to swim, fish and picnic. It is nice to see the island prior to its development, the way we knew it in our youth.

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