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Old 02-27-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Isn't that six wars? Civil, Spanish-American, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam. I guess she was too young to really count the Civil.

It is amazing to think that a black lady born into slavery was able to live over 100 years. I'll never make it that long.
You are absolutely correct. I forgot the Spanish-American, as most people forget the Korean. She was too young to remember much except what she heard from her family. There was another nearby who was born in 1862, but his was a more "normal" length of life.
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, AR
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Great pics and story....I can't wait to do some more exploring this spring. I have already been to Rush, AR....pretty scary there at night..LOL
Arkansas Memory Project: Rush Ghost Town (http://asmsa.org/armem/virtual_tour2002/NoelTyler/index.htm - broken link)
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Great pics and story....I can't wait to do some more exploring this spring. I have already been to Rush, AR....pretty scary there at night..LOL
Arkansas Memory Project: Rush Ghost Town (http://asmsa.org/armem/virtual_tour2002/NoelTyler/index.htm - broken link)
Great Link, thanks. AR Ed TV had a great documentary on Rush a few years ago. Our geology club was given a guided-escorted tour of one of the mines several years ago but I had a conflict and didn't get to go. Happy exploring this spring. There is so much to see here in AR and I have only scratched the surface, so I have no interest in going half way across the country to see stuff. Well, that's not completely true; I would like to go back to AZ and revisit some places. My Dad was a working cowboy out there for a long time and used to take me into the desert to see things he had found.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Default Exploring Arkansas

I'm afraid this photo isn't going to do the scene justice but I think it is worth posting. This is a strange looking novaculite outcrop on Bee Mountain, on the Ouachita National Forest in the Ouachita Mountains in south Polk County. The Indians have hollowed it out by quarrying the good mineral for their stone tools. It appears they may have also used it as a shelter but we didn't try to validate that. You can also see that the down-slope in front of me is about 50 degrees.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:55 AM
 
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Slim, for some of these out-of-the-way photos, you think you could start posting GPS coordinates along with? I know several folks that are involved in "geocaching", and would find things like this very interesting.
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Old 03-01-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Slim, for some of these out-of-the-way photos, you think you could start posting GPS coordinates along with? I know several folks that are involved in "geocaching", and would find things like this very interesting.
Good suggestion. Can do on some of them but many are only interesting/unusual finds during an unrelated project. I'll go through my files and see what I can find. So, after this week you may go back to my earlier postings to see if I have added UTM. We use UTM, so if y'all use Lat-Lon it will have to be converted. I am registered with AR geocaching and would like to do that, but it is way down on my overloaded "to do" list.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Default Exploring Arkansas

This photo is deceiving because I am standing about 30 feet above it on part of a mine dump. National Geographic photographer I ain't. This adit is about 10 feet in diameter and you can see that the face has slumped off and filled it half way. The rock above it is so "rotten" that if you fired a 30-30 into it the whole face would probably collapse. This is the Stinger Mine in Horseshoe Mountain on the Ouachita National Forest in the Ouachita Mountains in northeast Pike County. This was the main adit of five that we found. The primary mineral was copper but there were also several others in there. At one time you could pick up raw copper from the mine dumps. There was also a community of mine workers here but little of it remains.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Slim, for some of these out-of-the-way photos, you think you could start posting GPS coordinates along with? I know several folks that are involved in "geocaching", and would find things like this very interesting.
The only one I can find at this time is the Randolph Monument and it's UTM (NAD-27) is Easting = 0498238 Northing = 3747062. Some of the others I may be able to get from my co-searcher.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Slim, for some of these out-of-the-way photos, you think you could start posting GPS coordinates along with? I know several folks that are involved in "geocaching", and would find things like this very interesting.
I found another UTM. Shawmut Post Office is (NAD-27) Easting = 0458435 Northing = 3778742
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Little Rock AR USA
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Slim, for some of these out-of-the-way photos, you think you could start posting GPS coordinates along with? I know several folks that are involved in "geocaching", and would find things like this very interesting.
Here's another UTM (NAD-27) for Post #16, the Philips Kids Grave. It is;
Easting 0455809 Northing 3780415
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