I wish I knew when I took this

Walmart being built on woodrow bean. Talk about old.
@rebelann (41946)
El Paso, Texas
July 8, 2017 6:57pm CST
Have you ever found a really old picture you'd taken and wished you had written down when you took it? This is a shot of the area that is now populated by Walmart, Lowes, Golden Corral, Well Fargo Bank, Whataburger, McDonalds and a host of other businesses. They are all pretty old now but I wish I could remember when that Walmart first opened. Even Loop 375 didn't exist yet, back then it was just Trans Mountain Rd and on the mountain it was just a two lane road that wasn't traveled that much. I miss those simpler times.
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@moffittjc (43968)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jul 17
That, my friend, is what they call progress!
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
I'm beginning to think progress is synonymous with destruction.
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@moffittjc (43968)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jul 17
@rebelann You hit the nail on the head. That's exactly how "progress" is here in Florida. Destroying our beautiful nature all in the name of progress.
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
It's a crying shame @moffittjc if only developers were more concerned with our planet than their wallets.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
9 Jul 17
I now store all digital photographs in folders, which makes recollection much easier. Of course prior to beginning this practice I have struggled to recall some photographs.
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
I wish I could find the film strip I have this on but I have so many strips and I've never been good at reading negatives.
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@Asylum (48273)
• Manchester, England
9 Jul 17
@rebelann Reading a negative is a simple matter.
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
To you maybe @Asylum but I have thousands of 35mm film strips to go through, but thankfully this shot was on one of the strips I had transferred to a cd.
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@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
12 Jul 17
Wow! That picture was nice one.
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Jul 17
Thank you, I'm glad you like it.
@Tracy04 (10868)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 17
@rebelann and your profile pic was nice too, cute dog!
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jul 17
Thank you @Tracy04 I think my pup is cute too.
@DianneN (79892)
• United States
10 Jul 17
I have many old family photos. I know who the people are, but don't have all the dates or places.
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jul 17
At least if you know the people you can kinda guess how old they were in the photos.
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@DianneN (79892)
• United States
10 Jul 17
@rebelann That's true. Circa........ lol
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
10 Jul 17
Yep @DianneN I'm tryin to remember when that walmart opened and all I can come up with is 1990 something or was it 1980 something.
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@PainsOnSlate (20335)
• Canada
22 Jul 17
Cool photo, you could look it up on line to find out when Walmart came to town.
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@GardenGerty (100410)
• United States
16 Jul 17
I have many photos of questionable history. I should learn to write it down. If Walmart was the first building there, likely someone at the store could tell you when it was built or first opened. That would be a start.
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
16 Jul 17
That's a good idea. I'll have to do that the next time I go there.
@garymarsh6 (14264)
• United Kingdom
9 Jul 17
It is part of history something nice to look back on when somethings were simpler. Change is not always for the better!
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
You are so right, many times change is the worst thing ever.
@PatZAnthony (12772)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
9 Jul 17
We just found one that we think is from 1940 (ish) b/c of the cars in the photo. No idea who took it (great g'father? Uncle?) where it was taken, etc. Think it might make a good post!
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
It did make for a good post and thank you for the mention on it. Back in the 1930s through the early 1950s people tended to keep their cars a lot longer than we do today. But that all started to change in the early 1960s. It also depended on where you lived.
@xiaolisu (1491)
• China
9 Jul 17
When you take the picture. Seem Like a long time
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
Yes it was a long time ago but I don't know the date.
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@Hatley (164639)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Jul 17
Domt weall mmiss the simpler ti,es I have photos I did not put the date on sad to they are familyphotos of people mow gome
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@rebelann (41946)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul 17
Yes, mom had a lot of those and I have no clue who all those people in her pictures were.