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Old 10-01-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Default Natural Trap Cave

For anyone who wants to read more about Natural Trap Cave:

The mouth of the cave is large enough to see it on Google Maps if you zoom in while in Satellite view at this location: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...0.005&t=h&z=18

Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway: An ... - Google Books

Good photographs here Natural Trap Cave

Map here on page 151 Wild Wyoming: a guide to 63 roadless ... - Google Books

http://www.reumatismo.org/admin/filesArticoli/55-1-58.pdf (broken link)

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late Pleistocene
Natural Trap Cave in north-central Wyoming.
The cave is an 85 foot deep bell-shaped depression
occurring at an altitude of about 1,500
meters on a plateau (Little Mountain) in the bighorn
Mountains, northeast of Lovell, Wyoming.
The cave entrance (measuring 4 by 5 meters) is located
on a game trail and is not visible until the
edge is reached (Fig. 1, a-b) (5). Therefore, relatively
unbiased sampling is available with respect
to herds, packs and individuals utilizing that trail.
The distance of the fall (28 meters) and lack of an
alternative cave exit precluded escape or survival,
and there is no convincing evidence that any
larger animal survived the fall. The inaccessibility
of the cave base (without special equipment) precluded
or minimized human and animal disturbance
of the remains. Deposits, ranging in age
from the recent to over 110,000 years ago, are
present (Tab. I).

Table I - Surveyed Taxa from Natural Trap Cave.
Arctodus simus* (Short-faced bear)
Panthera atrox* (American lion)
Micracinonyx trumani* (American cheetah)
Canis diris* (Dire wolf)
Canis lupus (Gray wolf)
Gulo gulo (Wolverine)
Martes nobilis* (Noble marten)
Marmota flaviventris (Yellow-bellied marmots)
Microtus montanus (Montane vole)
Microtus ochrogaster (Prairie vole)
Lagurus curatus (Sagebrush vole)
Antilocapra americana (Pronghorn antelope)
Equus sp.* (Five extinct species of Pleistocene horses)
Camelops (American camel)
Ovis canadensis catclawensis (Bighorn sheep)
Bison antiquus* (Bison)
Bootherium bombifrons* (Woodland muskox)
Mammuthus sp.* (Mammoth)
Brachylagus sp. (Pygmy rabbit)
Lepus sp. (Jack rabbit)
Sylvilagus sp. (Cottontail rabbit)
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:05 PM
 
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That is it, you got it, my that was fast. Your turn.
How did Rawlins, WY get it's name?
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Too easy.

Rawlins, Wyoming: A Short History

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Rawlins was founded in 1882 by General John A. Rawlins, a decorated Civil War veteran. While guarding a work detatchment for the building of the Transcontinental railroad, he remarked that he was thirsty. A Scout Party was detatched, and found a natural spring. General Rawlins drank of the water, and declared it was the best water he had ever tasted, and that if anything was ever named after him, he hoped it was a spring of water. The Spring was immediately named Rawlins Springs, and a tiny town began to grow around the site. Rawlins was incorporated as a "city" in 1886. Below, are more pictures of General Rawlins, Founder or our little Home on the Range.
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Old 10-01-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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Yeah I know it was easy, but it's still informational.

Nw it's your turn.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I admit, I did learn something new.

Q: What do the Lincoln Uinta, Sublette and Sweetwater Counties have in common regarding the Gulf of Mexico?
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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I admit, I did learn something new.

Q: What do the Lincoln Uinta, Sublette and Sweetwater Counties have in common regarding the Gulf of Mexico?
dont drink the water/
i know, i know, none of them belong to it? the the Gulf of Mexico that is!
ok second guess . you get the Tijuana 2 step if you drink water from any of these counties/just like the Gulf of Mexico

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You got it, every other County in the great state of Wyoming is in the Gulf of Mexico watershed, all rivers drain to it, except in Lincoln, Uinta, Sublette and Sweetwater Counties, which are in the Pacific Ocean Watershed. See the Wyoming Rivers Map Wyoming State Map - Cities, Roads, Counties, Rivers, Lakes, Topo

Your turn!
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I have a proposal for consideration.

If the last successful respondent does not claim their "Win" within 24 hours, then the previous winner can post a new Trivia Question.

I think this is reasonable in case a "winner" fades off into the sunset.

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Auburn
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Southern Calif. close to the ocean
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Talking pays to be a clown

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You got it, every other County in the great state of Wyoming is in the Gulf of Mexico watershed, all rivers drain to it, except in Lincoln, Uinta, Sublette and Sweetwater Counties, which are in the Pacific Ocean Watershed. See the Wyoming Rivers Map Wyoming State Map - Cities, Roads, Counties, Rivers, Lakes, Topo

Your turn!
I kid you not i was just joking!
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