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Canon EOS 5D
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May 31, 2009, 9:52:15 AM
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Modena, Utah IR by rjcarroll Modena, Utah IR by rjcarroll
5/31/09 - Modena, Utah

Modena is an unincorporated community along State Route 56 9.4 miles east of the Nevada border in southwestern Utah.

The exact source of the name is tough to nail down. One source states that an Italian laborer named the railroad camp after Modena, Italy. Another relates that a Chinese cook would call out periodically, "Mo'dinna, mo'dinna" during the serving of dinner. An earlier name was Deseret Springs.

With the advent of the railroad in Iron County and its arrival in the Modena area in December 1899, Brigham J. Lund, along with two partners, E. M. Brown and Jose Price, started a small business venture there. In time they were freighting to St. George, Utah; Pioche, Nevada and Delamar. Lund soon bought out his partners and in 1903 incorporated under the name of B. J. Lund & Company. The name "Lund" is still found on several buildings in town including the General Merchandise & Hotel building.

The change from steam to diesel by the railroad brought about the demise of Modena which today is almost a ghost town; several families remain.

Canon 5d/Hoya IR 72 filter
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neolestat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
Surrealism in spades... Like it lots Broness! :D
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Bruddah!
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RonTheTurtleman Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Just wondering if you also did any color shots of the town?
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
Yep. I'm on the road so I will post as I can.
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strangelover Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
i am amazed that by the closeness of the clouds to the ground, feels like you can reach out and touch them if youwant.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :heart:
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JojoSpangleStar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
*is IR fan*
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Photographer
:dance:
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JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Great Photo, we both agree.
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rjcarroll Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you both! :heart:
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