History.

June 15, 2013 § 2 Comments

“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” – Rudyard Kipling

 

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Comb Ridge

Comb Ridge

This view shows the Utah Highway 95 cut through Comb Ridge, about 15 miles east of Natural Bridges National Monument. Comb Ridge is a long, linear north to south-trending monocline—a large structural fold in the crust. Sedimentary rock formations of Triassic and Jurassic age.

http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/nabr/html/cr1.htm

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“…I had always believed that I left a bit of me wherever I went. I also believed that I took a bit of every place with me. I never felt that more than with this trip. It was as if the act of touching these places, walking these roads,and asking these questions had added another column to my being. And the only possible explanation I could find for that feeling was that a spirit existed in many of the places I visited, and a spirit existed in me and the two had somehow met in the course of my travels. It’s as if the godliness of the land and the godliness of my being had fused.” – Bruce Feiler

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Comb Ridge Monocline

Comb Ridge Monocline

http://geotripper.blogspot.com/2009_03_01_archive.html

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“If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker.” – Albert Einstein

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Pictographs, Ninemile Canyon

Pictographs, Ninemile Canyon

http://www.usu.edu/geo/dehler/photosundiff/photosundif.html

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“History, in the end, is only another kind of story, and stories are different from the truth. The truth is messy and chaotic and all over the place. Often it just doesn’t make sense. Stories make things make sense, but the way they do that is to leave out anything that doesn’t fit. And often that is quite a lot.” – Paul Murray

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Comb Wash

Comb Wash

http://www.lynnsessions.com/2005-trip-reports/the-ancients-must-have-liked-natural-arches-and-bridges-too/

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“History is a Rorschach test, people. What you see when you look at it tells you as much about yourself as it does about the past.” – Jennifer Donnelly

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Comb Ridge Cliff Dwellings

Comb Ridge Cliff Dwellings

http://www.expeditionutah.com/forum/showthread.php?p=672

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“History is the fiction we invent to persuade ourselves that events are knowable and that life has order and direction. That’s why events are always reinterpreted when values change. We need new versions of history to allow for our current prejudices.” – Bill Waterson

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Comb Ridge looking south into Comb Wash and the San Juan River

Comb Ridge looking south into Comb Wash and the San Juan River

From the crest of Comb Ridge looking south into Comb Wash and the San Juan River (11 miles to the east of Gooseneck State Park), the Mule Ear, a resistance flank of Comb Ridge, points skyward with the eroded remnants of the Mule Ear diatreme situated to the right in the strike valley. The diatreme is positioned within the eroded eastern flank of the Laramide-age Monument Upwarp. Interestingly, the Mule Ear’s prominence above Comb Ridge, of identical sedimentary composition, may be related to it having been subjected to low grade metamorphism from the neighboring diatreme which conferred a resistance to erosion.

http://written-in-stone-seen-through-my-lens.blogspot.com/2011/01/ship-rock.html

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Old Highway - Comb Ridge

Old Highway – Comb Ridge

http://octopup.org/utah2011/south-comb-ridge

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“The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” – Winston Churchill

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Comb Ridge

Comb Ridge

http://www.martres.com/m_blog.html

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“History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?” – Dan Brown

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Comb Ridge Rainbow

Comb Ridge Rainbow

http://www.grandeurimages.com/DM%20Photo.htm

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“The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours” – Alan Bennett

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