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Old 07-25-2012, 06:10 PM   #241
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Yea, things change.

Things change, I left my signature with a Magic Marker on a restroom wall in Saigon. Bet it is still there, the way they cleaned the places.

Most of the stuff on the walls were poetry..Like "Here is sit all broken hearted......"


For about 100 yrs the only positive artifacts left by the L & C Expedition were this signature, Lewis' compass, and their journals. Now a few dozen other possible artifacts have popped up.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #242
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A few Lewis & Clark pics.

A few pics from the Beyond Lewis and Clark exhibit when it came to Kansas.














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Old 07-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #243
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Lewis and Clark artifacts

L & C returned with thousands of artifacts (mostly plants and rocks/minerals)...and Thomas Jefferson was the caretaker of most of it. He set up the rules as far as documenting the Journals, plants to collect, etc. unfortunately before he died he donated the plants and rocks to the Univ of Virginia with nearly no documentation. Jefferson was a big fan of the air-rifle....so much so that he had 3 of them...but he never noted which one was the real deal. The other two air-rifles are in the hallway of Jefferson Monticello Museum.

Historians do feel it is the air-rifle they put on display since it was the most beat up, but never proven to be the real thing. But probably is the one in your picture.

This ribbon one is interesting and just popped up about a year ago. L & C took metal coins, beads, chewing & smoking tobacco, and colored ribbons as gifts to the Indians they would inevitably meet. Most common gift to women was about 12 inches of brightly colored ribbon. A elderly Nez Perce Indian in Idaho stepped forward a couple of yrs ago and presented the Nez Perce Museum in Idaho with what he claimed was a hand-me-down ribbon from an ancestor several generations back that received the ribbon from Lewis. But no way to prove it. But historians that have reviewed it feel it is probably a real-deal ribbon. It has been behind glass for over 100 yrs and is very fragile.



This necklace was lost for about 150 yrs. This necklaces was donated to the Harvard Peabody Museum but accidentally cataloged in the South Pacific artifacts section of the museum. A college student doing a research paper discovered it and happened to know grizzly bears don't exist in South Pacific. It is believed to be the real deal (picture below is a replica), but the real grizzly necklace is still at the Harvard Peabody Museum and was mentioned in the L & C Journals as a gift from an Indian chief. Never been proven but is probably a real artifact.



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Old 07-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #244
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Well, this is excellent.

LC... The Ambrose book goes into healthy background of the Louisiana Purchase, but your images bring it to life.

And those engravings LC and SB. What a semi kind of permanent way to signal a presence. Not all too different strategy from using modern day Asians bathrooms. I remember roadside "facilities" in China. Any presence left behind, remains today.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:29 PM   #245
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:19 PM   #246
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jackpiner... Niiiice. Quite the tale, and what an impressive 3D marker.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #247
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On a ride through the Snowy Range of southern Wyoming last week noticed this marker stone...


The details...


Wow. Well, I had to find out the details. The tale is told well here... http://www.dailyyonder.com/how-it-en...009/03/25/2020

Medicine Bow Peak is to the left here. The riding through this landscape is special...
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:10 PM   #248
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Sylvan Park Depot, Morris County, Ks




In 1900 you couldn't own your own private jet, but you could have your own Depot.








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Old 07-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #249
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Daniel Boone

Just 50 miles west of St Louis, Missouri is the grave of Daniel and his wife Rebecca. His grave site is maintained by money left in a brass bucket behind
the sign in the picture. Looks like $2.00 or $3.00 in the bucket when I was there. Many people get Daniel Boone and Dave Crockett mixed up because
actor Ves Parker played both characters in TV and movies.







More graves nearby with dates of birth of 1730's:



Boone's home was near the Missouri during the Expedition, and he was related to at least one of the member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

There is MASS CONFUSION as to where his real grave is located, currently a dispute with Frankfort, Kentucky. Some day some will do DNA test and find the real grave.

Interesting details here:
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From the west side of the Guanella Pass summit...



From a ride years ago looking towards the east side of the pass...

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Old 07-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #252
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Redstone Colorado

The coke ovens




Up the road in Marble

and the old mill office
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:58 PM   #253
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nwco... The Redstone, Marble area is in the middle of great exploring rides and journeys. Thanks. Have never come across the old mill office, but it appears its construction took advantage of local building materials!
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Old 07-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #254
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Train to Nowhere

This is Alaska's Train to Nowhere, located on the Nome-Council Highway about 30 miles outside of Nome. The history behind the train and its engines is rather fascinating. If you like engines, Google "Forney engines" and/or Alaska's Train to Nowhere for more detailed information.







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Old 08-01-2012, 10:29 PM   #255
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HayDuchess.... Nice. Trains have a way with me. FWIW, there is a Forney Train Museum in Denver. Well, it used to be called the "Train Museum", but it is now known as the Forney Museum of Transportation.
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