According to the City of Boulder, Colorado Government Facebook page, this photo from 1866 is one of the oldest known photos of Boulder, Colorado. As someone commented on that page, there are no trees shown in the area. I’m told that pretty much every tree you see in Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Broomfield, etc., was planted by man.
The Rolling Stone article, The Oral History of Santana and Rob Thomas’ ‘Smooth’, is probably the best Pocket reference I’ve ever followed. It’s a good story about a great song. It struck me that Carlos Santana seems to have had the least involvement in the creation of the song out of all the players.
Apparently back in the day, squirrels were popular pets.
“Never be a prisoner of your past. It was a lesson, not a life sentence.”
~ possibly from Anna Grace Taylor
I had a chance to watch part of the History of the Eagles when my RAV4 broke down and left me stranded in New Mexico, and it was good. If you like The Eagles, you’ll like the documentary.
The most interesting story for me yesterday was that a mile-wide meteor hit Greenland, possibly as recent as 12,000 years ago, and created an impact crater 19.3 miles wide. The impact would have released 47,000 times the amount of energy that was released by the Little Boy nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. The impact crater was hidden by a half-mile thick sheet of ice until recently. (The image shown comes from the article I linked to.)
I enjoyed this National Geographic article about the migrations of the first Americans.
“He realized then that history is a wave that moves through time slightly faster than we do.”
~ from the book, Green Mars
I was wondering where the term “key fob” originally came from, and I found this theatlantic.com article about its etymology.