Some times you win and some times you lose. ~Bronco Fan
It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics. ~Snoop Dogg
“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.” Christopher Morley
“It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.” Franklin P. Jones
“Rain is a blessing when it falls gently on parched fields, turning the earth green, causing the birds to sing.” Donald Worster
Denver's High Line Canal
While walking the dogs, Buddy and Red, on the trail along the section of the High Line closest to our home, it occurred to me this is a great recreational area that many people do not know about. We were passed by bicycles, joggers, equestrians, and people walking their dogs faster than we walked. (We were observing the autumn leaves of the giant cottonwood trees which line the trail.) Annually more than 500,000 people use the trail.
Completed in 1883, the 71-mile canal was built to provide water for drinking and agriculture. Its winding course follows the contour lines on a map in an ever downward path meaning the water can flow without pumps. This was accomplished without the power equipment and tools that are familiar today. Although the engineers were greatly praised for this miracle, the canal never was the commercial success it was meant to be. Water rights obtained by the company were junior to other rights and the canal never got enough water to be fully functional. Plus the canal loses 70-80 percent of the water put into it through evaporation and soaking into the ground.
The source of water starts in Waterton Canyon just west of Littleton, Colorado. The canyon is home for a herd of big horn sheep. Often hikers are lucky enough to spot the sheep near the road.
The High Line runs though parks and residential areas of Douglas, Arapahoe, Denver, and Adams Counties. It ends near the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, N.E. of the city. Interested persons can obtain booklets with maps showing where and how to cover the 71 miles of the trail a section at a time and information about each section. One can check off each part of the trail covered. Call: Denver Water Recreation Office
(303) 628-6525 or South Suburban Park and Recreation District (303) 789-5131 for information about where to get one of the printed guides.
1. Who was the only candidate to run for office from the Bull Moose Party?
2. Who was the only President to resign the office? 2b. Who replaced him?
3. Who was the first President to be born outside the continental United States?
4. Which U.S. President owned a profitable whiskey distillery?
5. Who donated the first ever armored vehicle used by President Franklin Roosevelt?
6. Who were the father and son pairs to be elected president?
From Murder in the Rockies
"Yaah, yaah, all men are created equal and all that malarkey." Old Baldy slipped the bit into the horse's mouth."
"Next thing you know the women will want to vote too," he said in disgust.
"Just a matter of time."
Constitution didn't say nothin' 'bout all women being equal to men. Those pesky women in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union want to shut down Market Street. Probably even close the bawdy houses all together."
"Some women are as well versed in political issues as some men," Coyle said.
"Well if my old lady is so smart, why did she marry me?"
"Good point Baldy, good point. You got me on that one." With that Coyle climbed into the buggy and drove out of the barn into the rain.
Answers to the Quiz
1. Theodore Roosevelt
2. Richard Nixon who was the replaced by Gerald Ford
3. Barack Obama born in Hawaii
4. George Washington
5. The confiscated armored Cadillac taken when Al Capone was arrested.
6. John Adams and John Quincy Adams, also George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush
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