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    Diagram of the earthquake on the New Madrid Fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Diagram of the earthquake on the New Madrid Fault.
    No, good guess, but this was an event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Tell View Post
    Diagram of the earthquake on the New Madrid Fault.
    Wasn't a quake. Worse... much worse!!!

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    I've spent a lot of time looking at this...it is the Tornado outbreak from the early 70's when Zanesville got leveled.

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    You're not even trying now


    A less serene view of it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
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    Where are these and what is there cool connection.
    I was at Appomatox Courthouse last summer. Virginia has a different way of naming their county seat. The county seat is given the county name and add to it the word Courthouse. In other words, it refers to the town not the building. However, there is a building called the courthouse in the town.

    Any way, the first pic of the larger building is the courthouse within the town of Appomattox Courthouse. The second pic is of the home where Lee and Grant met to discuss the terms of surrender and where the signing took place. This was Grant's finest hour. Oh that he had lived longer to see guide the proceedings following the Civil War.

    This was a very cool place to visit. There was a very knowledgeable tour guide who was a great story teller. You could feel the drama that occurred there in those few days.

    BTW, thanks @Science Friction for giving someone else (me) a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    You're not even trying now


    A less serene view of it...

    Yep. I was there. Not perched from my usual observing spot, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I've spent a lot of time looking at this...it is the Tornado outbreak from the early 70's when Zanesville got leveled.
    It's a little hard to see but the two strong F-5's that devastated Brandenburg and Xenia are #47 and #37 , respectively. There was 148 tornadoes total, seven F-5's. Just incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrappler View Post
    I was at Appomatox Courthouse last summer. Virginia has a different way of naming their county seat. The county seat is given the county name and add to it the word Courthouse. In other words, it refers to the town not the building. However, there is a building called the courthouse in the town.

    Any way, the first pic of the larger building is the courthouse within the town of Appomattox Courthouse. The second pic is of the home where Lee and Grant met to discuss the terms of surrender and where the signing took place. This was Grant's finest hour. Oh that he had lived longer to see guide the proceedings following the Civil War.

    This was a very cool place to visit. There was a very knowledgeable tour guide who was a great story teller. You could feel the drama that occurred there in those few days.
    Very close, the first photo is of the McLean home at Manassas Virginia. The First major battle of the Civil War Manassas (Bull Run) occurred basically in the McLean's back yard. After the second battle there he moved the family to Appomattox to "get away" from the war. The joke is that the war started in his back yard and ended in his parlor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    It's a little hard to see but the two strong F-5's that devastated Brandenburg and Xenia are #47 and #37 , respectively.
    I meant Xenia...my bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Very close, the first photo is of the McLean home at Manassas Virginia. The First major battle of the Civil War Manassas (Bull Run) occurred basically in the McLean's back yard. After the second battle there he moved the family to Appomattox to "get away" from the war. The joke is that the war started in his back yard and ended in his parlor.
    That is amazing! History is stranger than fiction. My son sitting here just said that the tour guide mentioned the connection to Manassas in his monologue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    #62 If you had been a tourist watching this sunset, where were you?

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    Better have your helmet and air with you because you are on Mars! This photo was taken by the river Spirit, I believe. (If not, it was Opportunity.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by True blue (and gold) View Post
    Better have your helmet and air with you because you are on Mars! This photo was taken by the river Spirit, I believe. (If not, it was Opportunity.)
    Excellent. I absolutely love that image. Sunset on Mars from the Gustav crater. Just awesome.

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