Paula of Lost On Translation issues photo challenges weekly as “An attempt to convey meanings through words, images and sounds”. This week’s challenge is “Traces of the past.”
One photo I dug out of my archive was taken while I was hiking along the Potapsco River near Daniels Md in November of 2012. The recent history goes back a few years, to June 22nd of 1972 when Hurricane Agnes ravaged the Mid-Atlantic, especially central Maryland. The Potapsco River rose about 20′ out of it’s banks in Ellicott City about 5 miles downstream from Daniels. Before the flood Daniels was a mill town, after the flood it was gone! Only one building in the residential part of the town still stands, well sort of. The Pentecostal Holiness Church. The Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church survived the flood, but was abandoned and over time has decayed or been vandalised. There is no way to get there except to hike, Amberton Road the only road into Daniels is now only a hiking trail.
The Pentecostal Holiness Church as it was in 2012, It is still standing in 2017, but in a bit worse shape.