Archiving Bing maps aerial photos before they are gone

Posted By on October 13, 2014


Before my childhood home photos are gone from Bing’s Maps, I wanted to archive a couple aerials of the house where I grew up in a rural Curtice, Ohio on Lake Erie. Although my family moved to the “metropolis” of Sidney Ohio when I was in high school, my fondest memories were of growing up on the lake.

I’ve mentioned growing up here a few times before (Link 1, 2, 3 … with old photos), but since our old house was torn down a couple years ago, I wanted to save the last couple images left on Bing. What is amazing to me is that this old house survived several owners, a couple of significant floods (the bigger ones in 1966 and 1973). Eventually the Corp of Engineers added the rock dike to protected the homes and all those living in lower areas inland. Unfortunately for us with beach frontage, this pretty much ruined the view and activities on the water that were part of my youth. I’m glad we had those years.

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