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Galt, Missouri

Posted by graywacke on March 29, 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 – I’m pinching myself to see if this is real. Six, count ‘em six, USers in a row . . . MO; 38/39; 8/10; 23; 162.0. Here’s my updated SCORE graph:

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That’s four new low Scores in a row. The last time that happened was in the summer of ’07.

Here’s my landing map, which shows that I landed near Galt (and not too far from Trenton):

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Anyway, I landed in the No Creek watershed. No Kidding. No Creek! What a strange name; sort of like there’s a watershed with no creek in it. But of course, there is a creek: No Creek. Who’s on first?

I can imagine a little settlement on the banks of the creek, named, of course, No. Hmmmm, we’re in Missouri, so the town would be No MO.

Anyway, the No flows to the Honey Ck; on to the Thompson R (3rd hit); on to the Grand (5th hit, making the Grand the 130th river with 5 or more hits); on to the Missouri.

Here’s a broader view, featuring Galt (pop 275):

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I’ve gotten a little behind with ALAD, so, with my apologies to those of you who prefer a more robust investigation into local lore and history, I’m going to share with you the only item I could find about Galt, which is a picture of a bus token:

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It’s hard to imagine a town as tiny as Galt having it’s own bus line and token.

I’ll close with a bit of a stretch.  There was an artist by the name of Charles Franklin Galt, and in 1920, he painted a piece entitled “Winter in Missouri.”  Ergo, it came up on my Google image search.  Anyway, here ’tis:

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Greg

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