Mary Giacomini is a Colorado artist who loves to paint the Rocky Mountain landscape. She paints proficiently in oil, pastel and watercolor. She teaches art classes both out of her studio and for the Loveland Museum Gallery, in Loveland, Colorado.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Transformer Project: week 2 progress
Progression of north/street side
south side blocked in: Mariano's Crossing.
west side: the original Fort Namaqua
Mariano Medina built a toll bridge over the Big Thompson River (Loveland, Colorado) in 1858. The route was on the Overland Trail which connected with the Oregon Trail. He charged as much as $1 per crossing- and most pioneers paid it vs. taking the risk of crossing the river.