Monday, July 6, 2015

Deep River Swimming Hole

Swimming hole in Deep River
(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of Eldon Harms.


This photo comes down to us with no identifying notes on the back, but its present owner recognizes the spot — it was the swimming hole in the Deep River, where it ran along the southern border of the Harms farm east of Ainsworth. Up the bank behind the swimmers, you will notice two fence posts next to each other; they mark the boundary between the Nolte land and the Harms land.

These days, if you go through the Ainsworth Road entrance of Deep River County Park and follow the path that goes along the river (on a day when it's not flooded), at some point not too far along you will be walking opposite to the swimming hole, but I couldn't tell you exactly where it was.

No one in the photograph is identified. In my opinion, the man fourth from the left looks like Lee Thompson, and fifth from the left looks a bit like Herman Harms, Sr.

6 comments:

LLoyd Puchek said...

This photo is really neat !

Janice said...

What a detective you are! You identified the fence posts!

Ainsworthiana said...

No, Eldon Harms identified the fence posts. I would never have guessed. :)

Rachel said...

I think the guy on the far left looks a lot like the guy on the left in this photo. https://www.flickr.com/photos/ainsworthindiana/8033143889 What do you think?

Ainsworthiana said...

I can see some similarities around the eyes and mouth, but the guy in the bromance photo seems to have a bigger chin ... or maybe it just looks that way because he's got it hooked over the other guy's shoulder. I wish the pictures weren't so blurry.

Rachel said...

Yeah, he seems to be resting his chin on the other guy's shoulder. Not sure if he's the same either, but he reminded me of him. I really wish people had thought more to write down names on the back of photos, at least first names. People want to think everyone will always know who's in the pictures, but sadly people forget as time goes by :(