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US Coast Survey Patterson Camp Inscription Vandalism (1873)

Inside a cave in the Santa Ynez Mountains on the Gaviota Coast somebody carved an inscription memorializing the United States Coast Survey of 1873. The name is apparently in reference to Carlile P. Patterson, the Hydrographic Inspector for the USCS … Continue reading

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Koso Shoshone Native American Rock Art, Ghost Dance and Hunting Magic

Trona Pinnacles. Enter, if ye dare. The Trip Out Yonder Some monstrous industrial ramrod ferociously hammered at long intervals some unseen target of progress, the metallic slamming a devilish metronome, the concussive impact reverberating off a pinch of rolling mountains … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Footprints, Isle of Skye, Scotland

A typical road on the Isle of Skye. I’m listening to Dylan. And driving fast in a small, or wee as the locals would say, car. “Throw on the dirt, pile on the dust” Husbands leaving wives. They’re out to … Continue reading

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Beachcombing Venice, Italy

We wandered Venice, Italy threading our way through the narrow canyon-like alleyways of urban stonework. We knew not where we were but on the island. A visitor doesn’t have to concern herself with getting lost on a small island as … Continue reading

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Ko’onzi Indian Village Ruins

Looking toward the Ko’onzi village site, the salt flats of Saline Valley visible in the distance beneath the snow-capped peaks of the Inyo Range. “Saline Valley, Inyo County, California, is one of the most remarkable places in the state. . … Continue reading

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