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HonestChieffan
05-28-2012, 12:19 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149899/The-American-West-youve-seen-Amazing-19th-century-pictures-landscape-chartered-time.html#ixzz1vtjUGcOP

Hydrae
05-28-2012, 12:39 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149899/The-American-West-youve-seen-Amazing-19th-century-pictures-landscape-chartered-time.html#ixzz1vtjUGcOP

Some cool pics, thanks! :thumb:

Donger
05-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Very cool. Did Native Americans really use to be, well, that dark-skinned or is that the sepia-tint?

Easy 6
05-28-2012, 01:19 PM
Most if not all of the tribes pictured, lived where the sun really beats down much of the year.

thurman merman
05-28-2012, 01:32 PM
Those are pretty awesome.

JoeyChuckles
05-28-2012, 01:34 PM
Those are cool, but why did we have to go to a site from the UK to get them?

HonestChieffan
05-28-2012, 02:01 PM
Those are cool, but why did we have to go to a site from the UK to get them?

Our media here is focused on other things like sudden death from C02 or urban blight

stevieray
05-28-2012, 02:10 PM
nothing short of phenomenal.

...easy to see why ansel adams was a fan.

Thorpilian
05-28-2012, 02:34 PM
Wow. Really enjoyed! Thanks Brudda.

Frazod
05-28-2012, 02:36 PM
Thanks for sharing. :thumb:

Ace Gunner
05-28-2012, 02:41 PM
I am familiar with the areas shot around lake tahoe/pyramid lake. I have whitewater rafted the truckee river several times, hunted/fished all through the area. folklore has it the truckee river connects the two lakes on the earth's surface while an underground thermally active river connects the two lakes under ground. a very large thermal electric plant is nearby also.

it is said a fishing boat that sank in pyramid lake long ago was found in pieces at the bottom of lake tahoe. there are areas of tahoe that are bottomless according to researchers. both lakes are massive. lake tahoe is the largest lake in the world, above 6k feet. mount rose sometimes hosts a year round glacier. and of course, this is the area the donner party enjoyed eachother for dinner. literally.

notorious
05-28-2012, 02:43 PM
I strive to find places where it looked like it did 150 years ago. It is damn near impossible, even in SW Kansas.

Ace Gunner
05-28-2012, 02:49 PM
if you were to go to the northwest side of pyramid lake today, it will look exactly like the pics of the pyramid isle in the lake. that lake is very dangerous also. many rogue waves on that lake have capsized craft drowning many ppl every year.

Inmem58
05-28-2012, 02:52 PM
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Mizzou_8541
05-28-2012, 05:53 PM
Our media here is focused on other things like sudden death from C02 or urban blight

:LOL:

Gadzooks
05-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Cool pics.
I have a feeling of déjà vu ...
http://cdn.wikimg.net/strategywiki/images/thumb/f/fb/Red_Dead_Redemption_Boxart.jpg/250px-Red_Dead_Redemption_Boxart.jpg

ThaVirus
05-28-2012, 07:31 PM
there are areas of tahoe that are bottomless according to researchers.

Uhh. What?

aturnis
05-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Most if not all of the tribes pictured, lived where the sun really beats down much of the year.

Did they all die from skin cancer?

aturnis
05-28-2012, 10:21 PM
Uhh. What?

It's true, if you can hold your breath long enough, and swam down, you'd eventually start swimming up again and emerge somewhere off the southeast coast of Madagascar. True story.

RJ
05-28-2012, 10:28 PM
If you want to see what it looked like then, Canyon De Chelle hasn't changed much.

Ace Gunner
05-28-2012, 10:41 PM
Uhh. What?

that is a scientific term for 'we cant verify it yet sucka'

where is the end of a circle?

notorious
05-28-2012, 10:49 PM
http://tahoe.usgs.gov/facts.html


Maximum depth
(second deepest in the U.S.) 501 m 1,645 ft

Average depth 305 m 1,000 ft
Maximum diameter

(north-south) 35 km 22 mi
Minimum diameter

(east-west) 19 km 12 mi
Surface area 495 km2 191 mi2

Average surface elevation

(above sea level) 1,897 m 6,225 ft

Highest peak (Freel Peak) 3,320 m 10,891 ft