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#18554 - 09/20/11 02:19 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) [Re: Steve C]
SierraNevada Offline


Registered: 09/05/11
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Loc: NorCal
We have a winner.

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#18556 - 09/20/11 02:58 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 11/10/09
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Loc: Richmond, Virginia
Originally Posted By: Steve C
I believe that site was named for a vacuum cleaner, no? wink


site of future Boulder Dam?

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#18565 - 09/20/11 06:58 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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I didn't know they named a Dam after Oreck or is it Kirby?

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#18569 - 09/20/11 08:38 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) [Re: Rod]
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Apparently it's official name as of 1947 is Hoover Dam. Before that, it was Boulder Dam, since the original site to build was in Boulder Canyon. But between 1930 and 1932, it was Hoover Dam.

That's what happens when politics are involved. Is it Hoover Dam or Boulder Dam ...?

This topic brings back an interesting memory: In my workplace years ago, when something sounded bad, several people coined the term, "That's a Hoover" ...which came from the longer phrase, "that sucks like a Hoover".

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#18571 - 09/21/11 03:51 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LII (52) [Re: Steve C]
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If you ever owned an English car with Lucas electrical components, you know that the Lucas vacuum was the only thing they ever made that didn't suck.

"Lucas! - Home before dark!"
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#18572 - 09/21/11 04:06 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: SierraNevada]
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What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53):

If you bow to the legends, two rather significant events occurred here.

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#18605 - 09/21/11 07:19 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: wagga]
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Can I buy a vowel?

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#18608 - 09/21/11 09:06 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: wagga]
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Anyone have a clue what kind of tree it is? Pepper tree?

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#18609 - 09/21/11 09:30 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Steve C]
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
Anyone have a clue what kind of tree it is? Pepper tree?


Looks like the Ankerwycke Yew
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#18610 - 09/22/11 02:33 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Bee]
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Bee, I wonder if that clumpy Yew it is related to the Sierra's clumpy Whitebark pines? They live on the edge of survival high up. I love 'em. My friend here wondered why:


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#18614 - 09/22/11 05:51 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Yes, Whitebark Pine and Yew are related; they belong to two different families (out of six to eight families) that make up the Conifers.

The Monterey Cypress (think: Lone Cypress) and the Sequoia (General Sherman Tree) are also conifers.

Interesting lore about Yews: they are commonly planted in cemeteries due to legend of keeping away the bad spirits (goes back to the Druids and probably before)
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#18627 - 09/22/11 11:08 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Bee]
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Looks like Yew got an A on this 1, Bee.

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#18629 - 09/22/11 11:22 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: SierraNevada]
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> Looks like Yew got an A on this 1, Bee.

Hmmm... I'd say we're not complete, yet. wagga wrote, "If you bow to the legends, two rather significant events occurred here."

Someone should do some digging to figure out what the two events are.

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#18631 - 09/22/11 11:50 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Steve C]
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two events are listed in Bee's link

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#18634 - 09/22/11 01:26 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: tdtz]
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Originally Posted By: tdtz
two events are listed in Bee's link


The wiki link Bee supplied lists the two historical events:

"... this tree is said to have been witness to the signing of the Magna Carta. It is also said to be the location where Henry VIII met Anne Boleyn in the 1530s."

Ann's beheading is a bit more "historic" than their meeting place, with the execution taking place in London Tower.

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#18639 - 09/22/11 03:59 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: SierraNevada]
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Originally Posted By: SierraNevada
Originally Posted By: tdtz
two events are listed in Bee's link


The wiki link Bee supplied lists the two historical events:

"... this tree is said to have been witness to the signing of the Magna Carta. It is also said to be the location where Henry VIII met Anne Boleyn in the 1530s."

Ann's beheading is a bit more "historic" than their meeting place, with the execution taking place in London Tower.


Another thing of little known hystorical importance is that Henry had the ax handle hewn from that very same tree.
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#18640 - 09/22/11 05:58 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Mike Condron]
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Do I win a prize or a T-shirt???
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#18642 - 09/22/11 06:04 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Bee]
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Double points. Out of sheer curiosity, we'd like to know how you solved it. Was it the two clues in the first three words?

You get to post the next one.
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#18644 - 09/22/11 06:17 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Double points. Out of sheer curiosity, we'd like to know how you solved it. Was it the two clues in the first three words?

You get to post the next one.


I recognized the tree as a Yew, immediately. I went on line and googled "images of Yew trees". I scanned through the collection until I found the exact image that you used, right clicked the original source of the photo.....and read all about the famous events that took place under the tree. Took all of 5 minutes.

The key was recognizing the exact name of the tree, otherwise, the cache of photos would have been too large to sift through.

I am not sure that my extreme linear psyche allows for the creativity of making up a puzzle with all of the clever clues.
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#18647 - 09/23/11 01:59 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? LIII (53) [Re: Bee]
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Originally Posted By: Bee
I am not sure that my extreme linear psyche allows for the creativity of making up a puzzle with all of the clever clues.

awww, come on Bee, give it to us straight

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