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Old 06-30-2018, 10:03 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Hot Springs, Garland County - This is one of several water jug fill-up stations in town where you can fill your jugs with the hot spring water which has been cooled down for this purpose.
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Caddo Valley, Clark County - This plaque is at the Highway 7 Caddo River Bridge in Caddo Valley. This is near the route of the old Military Road, but there is no verifiable evidence that De Soto was ever in this part of the state.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:02 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I drove the entire length of I-555 last summer!
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:29 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Clark County - An abandoned cemetery somewhere in the Boonies. He says, "I think it reads ..."
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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Great find, but I have to ask what is with the big mirror?
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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Great find, but I have to ask what is with the big mirror?

Holding the mirror at a specific height, and angle up-down, or side-to-side to reflect the sunlight onto the stone brings out the engraving that is so dim you cannot read it. The reflection will cause "shadowing" on even the most shallow markings. And the reflected sunlight is the only thing that works. We have tried everything including truck headlights and high intensity spot lights. That reflection will go a great distance. In a wooded cemetery I'll find a spot of sunlight, sometimes as far away as 50 feet. If it's a small spot we may have to read only a small section at a time. I don't know where/how my archeologist buddy (on the ground) got the idea. On a partly cloudy day it seems like about the time we get set up a cloud crosses the sun.


P.S. This is not for tick/chigger season!

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Old 08-02-2018, 08:29 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Ouachita National Forest, Montgomery County, Bearden Mountain - We called it "Stormy Mountain" because while working on the mountain we got caught two times by thunder storms. Here we had just gotten up from hunkering down while one of the storms passed over and I'm telling the others to come on, it's still a mile to truck. We packed throw-away rain ponchos and we would find a place as far away from trees as we could (few choices) then hunker down and cover up. The other time my partner was about 30 meters from me when I heard footsteps as the storm approached. I peeped out and it was my partner and she said; "I know nothing is gonna happen but if it does, where are the truck keys?" I guess she didn't want to search the pockets of my charred body if I got struck by lightning . Lightning did strike a tree on top of the mountain about 75 meters from us.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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Holding the mirror at a specific height, and angle up-down, or side-to-side to reflect the sunlight onto the stone brings out the engraving that is so dim you cannot read it.
I knew there had to be a reason, makes perfect sense.

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Lightning did strike a tree on top of the mountain about 75 meters from us.
I have had lightening strike about 25' from me once while trying to get my wife's van unstuck in the driveway. is right. As a storm spotter and photographer I have a healthy respect for mother nature.
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Old 08-06-2018, 10:08 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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I knew there had to be a reason, makes perfect sense.



I have had lightening strike about 25' from me once while trying to get my wife's van unstuck in the driveway. is right. As a storm spotter and photographer I have a healthy respect for mother nature.

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Old 08-10-2018, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The Natural State
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Montgomery or Polk County, I'm not sure - This is a prehistoric quarry on the south side of the crest of Blaylock Mountain, west of the Winding Stair Trail parking lot. He is standing in a "tunnel" quarried through the outcrop of novaculite by the Indians. The "spire" you can see on top of the rock is how high it was originally, as well as the remains of the outcrop on his left. That part of the outcrop was too fractured for tool making and was left in place. That outcrop originally extended for about 30 meters in front of him and about that far on the other side of the tunnel. All that was quarried away and the debris is scattered down the side of the mountain for at least 100 meters and is a few feet thick. They moved lots of rock.
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