A Landing a Day

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McCook, Nebraska

Posted by graywacke on March 23, 2009

First timer? In this once-a-day blog, I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48). I call this “landing.” I keep track of the watersheds I land in, as well as the town I land near. I do some internet research to hopefully find something of interest about my landing location. To find out more about A Landing A Day (like who “Dan” is and what the various numbers and abbreviations mean), please see “About Landing,” above.

Dan – Unable to break out, I might as well hit an old-fashioned WBer . . . NE; 51/43; 5/10; 17; 165.8.  For the 18th time, I landed in the Republican River watershed, on to the Kansas (52nd hit); on to the Missouri.

Here’s my landing map:

landing26

As you see, I landed between the larger town of McCook (pop 8,000), and the smaller town of Culbertson (pop 600).
Here’s a broader view:

mccook

Keeping a not-so-wonderful string alive, I’m once again having trouble finding anything of particular interest about my landing site.  Once again, I’m sure that McCook and Culbertson and great towns; once again, I’m having trouble find my hook.


Note from the landing map how close I landed to the Republican River. Let me check it out. I’ll start with a pretty NE Republican River picture:

republican-river

Here’s something that Wiki says about the Republican:
The river was named after a branch of Pawnee Indians known as “the Republicans.”

Wait a second!!! Pawnee Indians known as the Republicans!!! You’ve got to be kidding me!!!
I just checked a second reference, and they said basically the same thing!  Anyway, here’s a cool aerial shot of a barn in Culbertson . . .

barn-culbertson-101802-a004_2

KS


Greg

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One Response to “McCook, Nebraska”

  1. Loser Son said

    You may want to double check the spelling of today’s title, despite how (Mc)Cool the name would be. Sorry about the rough string of landings. Hope it turns around soon!

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