A Landing a Day

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Springfield, Colorado

Posted by graywacke on April 24, 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 – Well, the LG couldn’t go so far as to grant me two record low Scores in a row. For the third time since I began this blog, I landed in the far SE corner of . . . CO; 60/58; 4/10; 1; 161.8.

As is typical for this part of the country, I landed in the Arkansas R watershed (92nd hit).  I love my creek watersheds: The Antelope; on to the Horse; on to the Bear. I’m sure you’re curious, so I’ll tell you: This was my 7th watershed drained by an “Antelope” stream; my 16th for a “Horse” stream; and my 12th for a “Bear” stream. This puts “Antelope” right on the verge of making my “Common Stream Name” list.

Here’s my landing map, showing my proximity to Springfield:

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Here’s a somewhat broader view, showing quite the cluster in SE CO (today’s landing is 37/102):

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Here’s my more traditional broader view:

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Springfield is yet another one of those late-19th century towns that sprang up all over the Great Plains, tied to the expansion of railroads.  But, they’ve got a good local website, where I got the following back-in-the-day pictures. Here are a couple of really-old Main St. shot:

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And, just so you know what progress is all about, here’s a more-modern Main St. shot:

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And here’s a wonderful little corner of the general vicinity of Springfield:

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As my ALAD regulars know, I enjoy storm pictures from the Great Plains. I’ll start with a dust bowl shot from the 1930’s:

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Here’s a more recent one from outside of Springfield:

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And this, for Spagets, a rainbow over Springfield:

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But here’s the ultimate: an amazing photo taken outside of Springfield.  This is the best weather shot that I’ve come across here on ALAD (notice the shadow of the photographer):

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Wow.  I’m so blown away by this picture.  .  . .

KS

Greg

© 2009 A Landing A Day

One Response to “Springfield, Colorado”

  1. Spagets said

    Thank U, rainbows trump lighting bolts anytime! The pic below the rainbow one was interesting 2!

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