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Old 09-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #1861
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #1862
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Monument Auction

ULYSSES Bids for the ranch that holds the historic Monument Rocks chalk formations have reached $8.5 million.

Bidding for the 12,900-acre Pyramid Ranch in Gove County was scheduled to end Aug. 28 but was extended for two weeks. The auction includes mineral rights.

The ranch contains the Monument Rocks, which are a National Natural Monument. It also includes fossil finds and two graves of U.S. Cavalry soldiers, and it was a territorial marker and spiritual site for Native Americans.

As bidding resumed Tuesday, the top bid was $8.5 million more than double the top bid from a week ago.

Mark Faulkner, of Ulysses, who is overseeing the telephone auction, said six people were bidding on the land but two dropped out.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #1863
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #1864
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Having worked on a farm as a young whippersnapper, farm houses and associated buildings have always held a special place in my life, hence old, abandoned ones seem to call out to me to look, and to photograph, whenever the opportunity arises.
There is always the question regarding the people who built the structures, and why they have been left to decay, like this one in eastern Colorado, about 18 miles north of Cheyenne Wells.


A few miles farther north on US-385, near the town of Burlington, this farm house, sheltered by trees from the eternal wind out on the vast prairie, sat alone in the middle of a parched landscape.


That area, from a few miles south of Cheyenne Wells, almost to Julesburg, was the driest and hardest hit by the drought that has devastated the Mid-West farming country, in all the miles that I covered in a recent trip across the U.S.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #1865
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Having worked on a farm as a young whippersnapper, farm houses and associated buildings have always held a special place in my life, hence old, abandoned ones seem to call out to me to look, and to photograph, whenever the opportunity arises.
There is always the question regarding the people who built the structures, and why they have been left to decay, like this one in eastern Colorado, about 18 miles north of Cheyenne Wells.
I've always been intrigued by the stone homes built on the prairie with little wood to use for construction. Good picture.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:18 AM   #1866
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:45 PM   #1867
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I've always been intrigued by the stone homes built on the prairie with little wood to use for construction. Good picture.

a lot of old buildings i see in eastern colorado from the dryland farming 'boom' era are actually poured layers of cement (concrete? don't know the technical difference...)

i thought this one near briggsdale was interesting.








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Old 09-10-2012, 09:01 PM   #1868
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Heading south along Alberta's Hwy 22, The Cowboy Trail.

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Old 09-12-2012, 10:24 PM   #1869
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South of the Badlands. I took this one last month.

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #1870
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South of Valentine Ne and preparing to cross river (fog) and enter the great sandhills, which are a prehistoric dune formation.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:46 AM   #1871
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Wouldn't be proper to not tribute the pioneers of the great America desert.



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Old 09-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #1872
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Stuhr museum in Grand Island Neb. All about the pioneers. Need a day to see it all.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:49 AM   #1873
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #1874
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:19 AM   #1875
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