PHOTO BY NEAL RANAURO *CLICK TO ENLARGE*
It seems like swimming has always been a favorite past time for many a kid in Manville. For me it was jumping off that train bridge down at the end of the Manville train yard into the grimy river that ran past Johns Manville. In retrospect that was amazing… especially when the enginieers would drive by and drop tons of bottled water out of the window of the train. I had a few real “Stand By Me” moments where I would be on top of that bridge and the trains would come shake the bejesus out of it. Scarry business. In this photos it looks like there was actually a designated swimming hole near one of our many rivers… my grandfather used to talk about swimming in town. anyone know about this? Or know anyone here?