Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Legacy of Landscape

Following up on the earlier post about Ted Turner, an article appeared today in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.  It’s something of mini-biography of Mr. Turner and all of his Montana connections and land purchases throughout recent decades.  The article describes … Continue reading

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Ted Turner Donates Bison to Boulder

The mascot for the University of Colorado is the buffalo.  Another term is bison (interestingly, both terms mean ox-like animal), and soon the mighty bison (or buffalo) may be making an appearance in Boulder on more than just the side … Continue reading

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Buffalo Jump

Great news is coming out of South Dakota where Wind Cave National Park just added over 5,500 acres to the southern end of the park.  The land was a former ranch which was purchased by The Conservation Fund before being … Continue reading

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Oh Give Me a Home . . .

The following link is a great introduction and preview of photographer Michael Forsberg’s feature Great Plains – America’s Lingering Wild.  Taking center stage is the alluring landscapes and wildlife of the Great Plains, and the photography is just as fascinating as … Continue reading

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The State of the Prairie

There was an interesting article from the Chicago Tribune today about how Illinois, which is kown as “the Prairie State,” has only 0.01% of its native prairies left! Imagine if West Virginia, “the Mountain State,” had only 0.01% of its … Continue reading

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From Town to Church

Here’s a quick update on a story I blogged about a few months back.  As you may or may not recall, this past summer the town of Scenic South Dakota was for sale for the tidy sum of $799,000.  Well, … Continue reading

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Verbatim

It’s enjoyable to search for, and ultimately find, great quotes about the Great Plains.  So here’s a really quick post with some of my favorites: A world of grass and flowers stretched around me, rising and falling in gentle undulations, … Continue reading

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