Shot with WLA's 2.1mp Olympus C-2000Z
Monday, October 2. We had a two week field schedule.
John Baldwin and I (and a 90 pound bag of surveying gear) traveled to New Madrid, Missouri to investigate a geomorphic feature near Farrenburg. It was my second trip with John for this type of work on Sikeston Ridge. I rented a guitar from a Memphis music store.
Cotton field, looking west towards our home.
Several days had passed. We opened and flagged two trenches. We arrived during harvest this year. The John Deere's proximity to our trench and the Topcon Total Station was unnerving.
We were surveying when a blimp appeared. It was a strange sight. Got the prism too.
Once we surveyed our flagging we began logging our interpretation. John Baldwin takes a closer look.
Here's the trench, flagging, and the Intrepid.
We had a penchant for RedMan in the field. I have a penchant for goofy poses (and Prism Kites. Cotton ball.
Roy Van Arsdale, Sue Cashman, and John Baldwin review the exposure. Days later, John snapped me in the trench.
We became friends with Lynn and ____ working on their land the year before. They invited us for dinner and a party. A young friend of the family offered to take me up to photograph our site.
Looking over our northern trench.
Here is the Farrenburg lineament, looking south towards the Mississippi. Our trenches are in the middle.
We had finished logging, had a trench review. We tentatively concluded that our lineament was an impressive sand blow, likely formed during the 1811-1812 earthquakes.
October 14, 2000. Our work at the site was finished. We hired Larry Hamilton to excavate and close our trenches. The Mayor of nearby Lilbourn, Larry was a lot of fun to work with.
Larry gave us a few lessons on the backhoe; here's John.
We did a half a day of reconnaissance along the Commerce Geophysical Lineament.
One night we enjoyed sunset on the Mississippi river.
John rebooked his flight and was headed home early. I kept the car and began thinking of a Nashille adventure. I shot a few photos of our home away from home in New Madrid, used by CERI staff installing the GPS network in the region.
Smelled funny in there. Great decor, too. We liked this house.
And down the road I go.
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