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Woosday-Miss River

TNmikeTNmike Posts: 643
edited 9:31PM in EggHead Forum
A few views of the Mississippi River in Kentucky. The views are from a bluff near Columbus, KY where during the Civil War the Confederates place a large chain across the river to block river travel of the Union troops. Each link of the chain weighs 20 lb 5 oz.







  • Very interesting, thanks for posting.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    That must have been one heck of a job back then. Thanks for sharing the pictures and a bit of history.

  • That's something I did not know. Uh... just that one thing and now I know it.

    By the way, I wonder if the center link had more tug on it than the links closest to the ends?

    Spring "Weak Link" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    Very Cool, TNmike. I love Civil War history and lore.

    Saw something interesting this morning. Looking out of the office window, I spied a Cooper's Hawk chowing down on a little brown bird. He took his time, about 45 minutes, to eat his fill.


    After he finished, this was all that remained.


    We have 6 sunflower seed feeders for our array of winter birds and the Cooper's & Sharp Shinned Hawks do a good job keeping the population in check.

    Here's evidence of just how popular our feeders are in this morning's new snow.


    Happy WoosDay!

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751





  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    This guy is keeping the doves in check with our 8 bird feeders in our back yard.

  • WooDoggiesWooDoggies Posts: 2,390
    I wonder if your little Cooper's is my little Cooper's Southern cousin.
    Nice shot, Larry.

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    I don't know.This guy is about 16" tall and kind of fat.LOL

  • BeakerBeaker Posts: 293
    Spring has NOT sprung in Colorado yet...but we can still have fun...


    Have to winterize the vehicle so stop bothering me...I need to get this done before March...

  • There is NO snow on the ground and the grass is green....Just got to ask, what makes for spring in your parts?
    I'll post a pic of the Mississippi, here, tomorrow.
  • BeakerBeaker Posts: 293
    This is a couple pics from October...typically Spring arrives late March. Only a few weeks away! in CO can make you wonder. April is actually the snowiest month as far accumulation goes. I have seen it snow in June. And...just like a couple weeks ago we will have days in the 60's.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Texas wild flowers





    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Very jealous of you and your weather.
    Have you ever lost plants to frost before?
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Beli:

    I truly admire your beautiful terraced yard, stone work, and plants. However, it appears your security is lax - in the photo of the mini, I can clearly see an intruder dressed in white attempting to steal offerings from the XL (not that I blame him) - time for an alarm!!! :laugh:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    What a fun day :)
    Made the crew some chili, hot dogs and pizza.

    IMG_0207.jpg IMG_0208.jpg
  • Nice!!! What lake are you on??
  • Soooo....
    It ain't no where near spring here yet :ohmy: !!
    Here is a shot taken this afternoon on the way home from work.
    Temps. are really nice...High 20's, maybe 30.
    This is taken from the Vern Skalman Bridge over the Mississippi (about 80 miles as the crow flies from it's headwater at Lake Itasca), looking down stream (east) toward town with a great little island landmark!! This is just down steam from the "rapids" which are no longer as a damn has been there for about 110 years now....No matter we are Grand Rapids because of those long lost rapids.....
    YES!!! We are getting a bit of snow today, about 5 to 6 inches, so far, of really nice powder that will make the ski trails totally excellent :) .

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