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Snowbrushy
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PostWed Aug 03, 2016 12:46 am 
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I have roamed in foreign parts my boys,
And many lands have seen,
But Columbia is my idol yet
Of all lands, she is Queen.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parson_Smith_Tree
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PostWed Aug 10, 2016 8:48 am 
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just in case yall didnt know, but columbia was to be the name of the current state of washington...it is good that this tree part has been preserved.
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PostMon Sep 12, 2016 3:57 pm 
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The remains of the tree with poem can now be seen at the Winthrop Ranger Station. Further info can be found in 100 Classic Hikes Washington book.

Parson Smith Tree - Hidden Lakes
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PostWed Sep 14, 2016 2:24 pm 
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A picture of that is on my 1975 Okanogan NF map.

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PostWed Sep 14, 2016 9:06 pm 
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I see stuff like this here and there...there is a tree in Saguaro National Park that has a message on it made from shell casings pounded into the tree...always makes me wonder how long graffiti has to sit somewhere before it becomes art/history/revered/etc.

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There are some great carvings on the large, old Aspen trees in parts of the Colorado/Wyoming/Utah Rockies and other places - from the Basque sheepherders.

examples:  http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/beauty/aspen/carvings.shtml and
http://www.cpr.org/news/story/etchings-aspens-provide-fading-glimpse-colorados-past and
http://www.foresthistory.org/publications/fht/fhtspringfall2001/mallea.pdf

I saw some of these in the San Juan mtns. of SW Colorado in the early 1970s.
Some were pretty pornographic - about what you might expect from a lonely shepherd in the 1930s or 40s, who saw no one all summer, and were a long way from home.
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