Started by dedgren, December 20, 2006, 07:57:49 PM
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QuoteThunder Crack is located on the north side of the Southern Range about 21 miles/34 km southwest of Pineshore. Here's a topo of the quad in which it is located.The 3RR Gazetteer describes it as follows.Thunder Crack (Gorge/Cascades - NE Quad Curtiss Twp - lat. 48° 27' 43" N / lon. 95° 23' 07" W - elev. 833 ft/254 m amsl.) Thunder Crack is a very narrow .1 mile/620 meter defile at the base of Shadow Canyon, which contains the headwaters and upper drainage of the West Fork of the Little Leaf River. The river cascades through the bottom of the gorge between sheer walls of Mississipian granite that are, at the narrowest point, only 15 feet/4.6 meters apart while towering over 160 feet/50 meters overhead. The volume of flow is an astounding 4,990 cubic feet/141 cubic meters per second. Although the total drop of the cascades is relatively small, the high volume coupled with narrow gorge walls and large number of vehicle size boulders, many shattered and knife-edged, make these the only "Class VII" whitewater rapids in the world- runnable only by the certifiably insane. The early settlers of the upper Little Leaf River area named the gorge and cascades in the 1850s.We'll close with a montage of pics from this beautiful and unique area.
QuoteLarry, Moe and Curly Johannsen were a familiar sight around the southeastern town of Black Earth at the turn of the 20th Century. Close to the point of rarely ever being seen separate from one another, they attracted the attention of an early local photography enthusiast, who shot a number of pictures of their everyday activities over the years. It's reported that a set of these pictures made their way to Hollywood following the the death of the last surviving brother and served as the inspiration for the movies and later on the television shows that celebrated their exploits.The Johannsens, once their parents and other family moved from the region (reportedly in the middle of the night without warning to the three boys, who had only a day or two before somehow herded a number of sheep in their care into the midst of the funeral of a local notable), found themselves family farmers on a hardscrabble plot just outside of the town limits.Despite this state of affairs, the boys lived fairly comfortably, as it was reported that savvy locals and businesses would pay them not to do work for them, as invariably things would turn out poorly. Thus, Larry, Moe and Curly were spotted from time to time all dressed up at one of Pineshore's trendy local establishments looking in vain for any young women willing to give them the time of day.We see them here loading up the family vehicle......and here they are shopping.The Johannsens, patriotic to a fault, participated in the Regional Guard......and surprisingly were able to master the use of modern military equipment.They drank together at local watering holes,recreated together at local sporting grounds,and generally, just like you and me, tried to keep their heads on straight.They even did a little time together in connection with that unfortunate......well, let's just leave it at that...So, there you have it. Three brothers, best of friends......3RR's own beloved "Three Stooges."
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