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"Where is it" Volume 4 ( no photos-only clues)

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 3:05 PM
 CShaveRR wrote:

I'm guessing that the railroad involved was CNW, the state was Wyoming, and the location possibly Colony, or Bentonite Spur.

Even if I'm wrong, I feel good about getting in on one of these early enough.

     I don't think I'm very good at this.

     Carl-did you work for CNW at one time?

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 2:03 PM

 blhanel wrote:
//calls attention to Carl's guess above, and my latest question a little above that...

    Blush [:I]Dunce [D)]Laugh [(-D]  //Acknowledges said posts, and blames progressive bifocals for obvious, oversight.

   Ding! Ding!  We have a winner!!  Wat to go Carl.  And here I thought I was trying to be clever:  The line was called the "High, dry and dusty" out there, and the antelope play nearby. (With the dear?)

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:58 PM
 TheAntiGates wrote:
 Murphy Siding wrote:

   

     Any guesses?  oR "yes" or "no" questions?



Is this state often maligned as a hotbed of conservatism, despite having some of the most forward thinking republicans at the political helm for years? Smile [:)]

     Yikes!!Shock [:O]  Maybe I should have held out for longitude and latitude questions!  Um....I *think* the answer is yes(?).  I lived there 25 years ago, but was more interested in beer and babes than in politics.

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Posted by blhanel on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:56 PM
//calls attention to Carl's guess above, and my latest question a little above that...
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Posted by chad thomas on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:55 PM

 Murphy Siding wrote:
     Hey, did I mention that if I get some of my facts screwed up, you don't get to yell at me.Big Smile [:D]  You can call me big names I don't understand though....Wink [;)]

OK, but just don't make me list my qualifications and work background first.Wink [;)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:55 PM
 Murphy Siding wrote:

   

     Any guesses?  oR "yes" or "no" questions?



Is this state often maligned as a hotbed of conservatism, despite having some of the most forward thinking republicans at the political helm for years? Smile [:)]
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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:54 PM
 chad thomas wrote:
 blhanel wrote:
 chad thomas wrote:

Perhaps you are talking about the mine served by the Wyoming & Colorado?

Or mabee you are talking about a Taconite mine up in Minnasota?

Not very high and dry there, 10,000 lakes, don't ya know?Big Smile [:D]

Oh well, What do you expect from a left coaster.Smile [:)]

     And unless you've seen Fargo, the "don't ya know" probably went right over too.Clown [:o)]

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Posted by chad thomas on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:52 PM
 blhanel wrote:
 chad thomas wrote:

Perhaps you are talking about the mine served by the Wyoming & Colorado?

Or mabee you are talking about a Taconite mine up in Minnasota?

Not very high and dry there, 10,000 lakes, don't ya know?Big Smile [:D]

Oh well, What do you expect from a left coaster.Smile [:)]

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:50 PM
 blhanel wrote:

 Murphy Siding wrote:
     Hey, did I mention that if I get some of my facts screwed up, you don't get to yell at me.Big Smile [:D]  You can call me big names I don't understand though....Wink [;)]

Oh-oh, I suddenly feel like I'm being led astray...

    No.  Just acknowledging that I don't remember the name of those pesky mountains off the top of my head.Wink [;)]  They might be a part of the Rockies.  I just don't remember at the moment.Dunce [D)]Laugh [(-D]

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Posted by blhanel on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:44 PM

 Murphy Siding wrote:
     Hey, did I mention that if I get some of my facts screwed up, you don't get to yell at me.Big Smile [:D]  You can call me big names I don't understand though....Wink [;)]

Oh-oh, I suddenly feel like I'm being led astray...

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:42 PM
     Hey, did I mention that if I get some of my facts screwed up, you don't get to yell at me.Big Smile [:D]  You can call me big names I don't understand though....Wink [;)]

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Posted by blhanel on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:40 PM
 chad thomas wrote:

Perhaps you are talking about the mine served by the Wyoming & Colorado?

Or mabee you are talking about a Taconite mine up in Minnasota?

Not very high and dry there, 10,000 lakes, don't ya know?Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:39 PM
 chad thomas wrote:

Perhaps you are talking about the mine served by the Wyoming & Colorado?

Or mabee you are talking about a Taconite mine up in Minnasota?

no & no

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Posted by CShaveRR on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:39 PM

I'm guessing that the railroad involved was CNW, the state was Wyoming, and the location possibly Colony, or Bentonite Spur.

Even if I'm wrong, I feel good about getting in on one of these early enough.

Carl

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Posted by blhanel on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:39 PM
Well, on my map on the wall next to me, the Rocky Mountains are indicated to be located in four states- Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico (and maybe a little bit of Texas for good measure).  Is this location in one of those states?
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Posted by chad thomas on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:38 PM

Perhaps you are talking about the mine served by the Wyoming & Colorado?

Or mabee you are talking about a Taconite mine up in Minnasota?

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Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:30 PM

 blhanel wrote:
Is this spot in one of the same states as the Rocky Mountain range?

Well.....I'm not exactly sure, as I've seen different mountain ranges called The Rockies, bur also called something else(?) on the same map.  This state has mountains, if that helpsSmile [:)]

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Posted by blhanel on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:26 PM
Is this spot in one of the same states as the Rocky Mountain range?
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"Where is it" Volume 4 ( no photos-only clues)
Posted by Murphy Siding on Monday, August 7, 2006 1:22 PM

     How about something familiar, yet different?  Chad had the Western where is it, based on his (super) photos.  I don't have photos, so all I can give you is clues, and answers to "yes" or "no" questions. Note that I have a limited imagination for these type of things.  Let me know when someone else wants to try one.

     Clues: This place had a mine served by a Chicago based railroad for something like 100 years, or so.  The carrier fell on hard times, as did the line serving this area, and another road picked them up.  A third owner now hauls the product of this mine, as the 2nd owner had (almost too many) mine products to haul out of the state at the time.  The state this location is in does not touch an ocean.  In fact, the climate there is quite high, dry, and dusty-a perfect backdrop for Home on the Range.  Maybe that's why this spot was the end of the line, as the rails went no further.

     Any guesses?  oR "yes" or "no" questions?

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