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Hanging Rock

The thin slab of rock in center of the photo is wedged into a crack in the ceiling. It has hung there since this area was first explored a century and a half ago.
Intruders in the Land of Eternal Night

April 18th 2011
Mammoth Cave I spent most of today in central Kentucky. This part of Appalachia has unusual geology. The consequence of this geology on the surface is subtle but unmistakable. There is no visible water! Except for the Green River at the center of the region, it has no major streams or lakes. There are plenty of rolling hills with great views, but no water at all. ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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