Update: The house above was sadly destroyed by fire during the summer of 2014.
I returned to photograph the small hamlet of Sherman, or sometimes known as St. Paul, or even Jedburgh. I think Sherman is the most prevalent name. I was concerned to see the beautiful farmhouse above sitting vacant the last several times I’ve been out here. Luckily, the storefront below is occupied again as apartments, after a period of vacancy. I find this part of St. Louis County so fascinating; it is incredibly isolated, but has such a rich history. Read my original post here; I am happy to say my photographic skills have improved since then.
The abandoned Kaes House is nearby, just to the east of Sherman, which you can see in this old post.
I walked down to the beach, where the water levels were considerably lower than I’m sure after all of the rain in the last two weeks. It was not as low as I’ve seen it before, though.
The railroad used to be the “Main Street” out here, and with the end of passenger train service, the main line of transportation to this area disappeared.
The bridge looks to be from the early Twentieth Century.
I was surprised by the large number of clams (or whatever they are) scattered around the beach.