Archive for June, 2011

Jesus and the Flamingos

June 23, 2011

Jesus and the Flamingos© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Wyoming

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Shaker Village

June 22, 2011

Shaker VillageMount Lebanon, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserve

Mount Lebanon, New York

A settlement designed to fail. Which it did, in 1947, when the last seven members of the community left this site.

Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2011

Father's Day ParadeFreeport, Illinois© jan albers | all rights reserved

Father’s Day Parade
Freeport, Illinois

Evening Lights

June 16, 2011

Evening LightsNorthwest, Ohio© karen e. titus | all rights reserved© karen e. titus | all rights reserved

Northwestern Ohio

One-Stop Shopping

June 12, 2011

One-Stop ShoppingDeCastros MarketHay Springs, Nebraska© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

DeCastros Market
Hay Springs, Nebraska

Rural buildings are a marvel of business efficiency.

Ashes to Ashes

June 10, 2011

Ashes to Ashes (1)Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Parknear Plainview, Nebraska© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, near Plainview, Nebraska

Some 12 million years ago, this area of Nebraska’s grasslands became covered with up to two feet of ash from a volcano in southern Idaho. While local animals survived the ashfall itself, they soon perished from eating ash-covered grass. Their skeletons were found in what was once an ancient watering hole, now the site of a remarkable archeological dig.

Ashes to Ashes (2)Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Parknear Plainview, Nebraska© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Scientists have uncovered more than 200 fossil skeletons, including barrel-bodied rhinos (in 1992, they discovered a rhino cow with a calf positioned nose to nose), a giraffe-like camel called Aepycamelus, sabre-toothed deer, five species of horses, a raccoon dog, a Secretary Bird, and a giant tortoise.

Opening Night

June 8, 2011

From Friday’s opening reception of 20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway at the Carnegie Center in New Albany, Indiana.

They came:

They saw:

They listened:

And we enjoyed.

It’s Show Time!

June 3, 2011

Seneca Drive-InSeneca, New York© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Seneca, New York

The end of one road, at least: 20/20 Vision: Travels Along America’s Accidental Highway opens tonight at the Carnegie Center!

Cowboy Line

June 1, 2011

Drive-In TheaterLong Pine, Nebraska© jan albers | all rights reserved© jan albers | all rights reserved

Long Pine, Nebraska

It shouldn’t be surprising that this drive-in has closed–the town’s population is less than 400. In busier days, Long Pine was a hub on the so-called Cowboy Line, which paralleled Route 20, for the Chicago and North Western railroad. Today this route is being developed into a trail for biking, walking, and horseback riding.


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