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The Dunbrody

The Dunbrody ~ Waterford, Ireland ~ This three-masted tall ship in barque style was built in Quebec around 1845 by Thomas Hamilton for the Graves family – merchants from New Ross, Wexford, Ireland. The ship originated as a cargo vessel … Continue reading

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Wheeler High Shool Fossil Beds (Fossil, Oregon)

Wheeler High School Fossil Beds ~ Wheeler High School, Fossil, Oregon * (541) 763-4146 ~ In the town of Fossil Oregon one can easily collect fossils for a mere $5 entrance fee (donation based on honor system in a … Continue reading

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Sheepherder’s Wagon

A Sheepherder’s Wagon There is an excellent donated wagon in Fossil, Oregon. In the front of the school that was built in the 1930’s and last used in 1984 containing all the original equipment used by the sheepherder. “This wagon … Continue reading

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Horses Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Perissodactyla; Family: Equidae; Genus: Equus; Species: ferus; Subspecies: ferus caballus. Equus ferus Horses are the Equus ferus and have two extant subspecies. The horse is a large ungulate mammal that is … Continue reading

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Jack Rabbit

Jack Rabbit: Lepus timidus Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Lagomorpha; Family: Leporidae; Genus: Lepus species: (various) common: timidus Description: Jackrabbits are actually hares, and are mammals in the leporids belonging to the Genus Lepus. They are in the … Continue reading

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Desert Arroyo

Desert Arroyo An arroyo found in the desert is a dry creek or stream bed that seasonally fills and flows after various rain falls. An Arroyo is a wash, gulch, or dry creek that temporarily flows with water after rain … Continue reading

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Tamarisk aka Tamarix Folknames: Salt Cedar, Tamarisk Description: There are over 50-60 species of flowering plants in the family of Tamaricaceae native to the dry regions of Eurasia and Africa. It was named after the Tamaris River in Hispania Tarraconensis … Continue reading

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When one thinks of “Pirates” they immediately conjure up the image portrayed by Disney and fabled adventure books of either Captain Hook and Tinker Bell, or Johnny Depp and the “Pirates of the Carribean”. Pirates of the Carribbean is by … Continue reading

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Cave of the Cats (Roscommon, Ireland)

Oweynagat Cave – Cave of the Cats – Gateway to the Underworld and the Morrigan’s Palace. Rathcrohan / Rosscommon, Ireland GPS: 53.79677, -8.31038Article/Research by Thomas Baurley/Leaf McGowan/Technogypsie Productions, 10 October 2017 One of my most favorite sites in Ireland is … Continue reading

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Amethyst ~ Article by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~ Coming Soon … Name: Folk Name: Taxonomy: Locality: Description: This stone comes in a crystalline or translucent purple stone. Uses: Folklore/Spirituality: Known to represent supreme spirituality, it is a magical … Continue reading

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