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Old 11-22-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: The Natural State
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As usual, very interesting! Keep us posted on the findings of any further research.

I am so surprised that they would take the time and effort to make the beautiful tombstones and not put any info on them? Maybe the research will give some answers.

Yep, that's the intriguing puzzle
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:16 PM
 
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Pike County, near Antoine - These railroad gravel cars had been parked here for several years, then the joining RR was abandoned and later the rails were taken up, but these cars were still here on the rails on which they were parked. The rest of the rails were gone. I wondered how the cars would be removed but on another trip to the area I found they were gone. The only option I can imagine was for some salvage company to come in with torches, cut them into manageable pieces and haul them off on trucks. I'm sure the locals know, but I haven't asked.
Somebody from someplace else took them.
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Old 11-22-2017, 02:40 PM
 
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Somebody from someplace else took them.

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Old 12-13-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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LIDAR=Light Detection and Ranging - For those not familiar with this, it is electronic mapping of the earth with airplanes and helicopters and the results "strip" all trees and vegetation from the map so you see only the earth. Arkansas is one of only three states (I think) that has mapped the entire state. My informer is on a team working to clean up the data and set up a Data Base that will be available to the public and should be on-line in 2018. I'm not sure at this time if it will be free access or subscription. I will be happy to pay a significant subscription fee if it is required.


My archeologist buddy and I have fanaticized about something like this for years. I already have three targets I will check out. One is the (lost) Clark County town of Leard which I have narrowed down to one square mile of pine plantation, another is the ghost town of Graysonia which is supposed to have more structures than we have found in those woods, and a cemetery we have been told about but is under head high brush and can't be seen. The future looks bright and exciting for "Exploring Arkansas".
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:21 PM
 
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cool, keep us posted!
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:00 PM
 
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I find this thread fascinating. All the old cemeteries full of lives lost in history. We looked at a property just down the street from the Dodd City Cemetery. I found some history online about this mining town. I wish now I had taken the time to locate and wander the cemetery. I found it months after our visit looking at satellite images based on the historical text I read. I hope to get back to it on one of our next visits.
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Old 12-18-2017, 07:26 PM
 
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I find this thread fascinating. All the old cemeteries full of lives lost in history. We looked at a property just down the street from the Dodd City Cemetery. I found some history online about this mining town. I wish now I had taken the time to locate and wander the cemetery. I found it months after our visit looking at satellite images based on the historical text I read. I hope to get back to it on one of our next visits.

You better be careful or you will become addicted as I have!
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:09 PM
 
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LIDAR=Light Detection and Ranging - For those not familiar with this, it is electronic mapping of the earth with airplanes and helicopters and the results "strip" all trees and vegetation from the map so you see only the earth. Arkansas is one of only three states (I think) that has mapped the entire state. My informer is on a team working to clean up the data and set up a Data Base that will be available to the public and should be on-line in 2018. I'm not sure at this time if it will be free access or subscription. I will be happy to pay a significant subscription fee if it is required.


My archeologist buddy and I have fanaticized about something like this for years. I already have three targets I will check out. One is the (lost) Clark County town of Leard which I have narrowed down to one square mile of pine plantation, another is the ghost town of Graysonia which is supposed to have more structures than we have found in those woods, and a cemetery we have been told about but is under head high brush and can't be seen. The future looks bright and exciting for "Exploring Arkansas".

In today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Gov. ASA announced that they have completed digital mapping of the entire state which is on line and available to the public [gis.arkansas.gov]. I checked it out and it is similar to Google Earth except much more detail (various boundaries, specific addresses even in the rural areas, etc.) is available. Just follow the provided Links. I hope this isn't what my informant was talking about when she said it was LIDAR. I need LIDAR!


There are so many overlays available that I'm afraid inexperienced users will clutter their map to the point they will not be useful. There will be a learning curve but once understood it will be an indispensable tool for first responders, law enforcement, rural fire departments, etc. Great job Arkansas
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Old 12-28-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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Thank you sir
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Old 01-15-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Clark County - My camera and I have been loafing since June so had to dig out these photos and resize them before C-D could upload them. The first photo is an old mountain top log road that has many wild flowers along it. The second and third photos are an elderberry bush in full bloom. It develops a berry-type fruit cluster which the old timers gathered to make wine.
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