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    Senior Member chevyluver's Avatar
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    The next photo should be your TW at a historical sight and a little history about the place.



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    #1. It must be your TW

    #2. It must be a recent photo

    #3. It must be about the topic picked by the last winner.

    #4. It must be a "clean" photo

    #5. You can only submit one photo per contest
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    Senior Member chevyluver's Avatar
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    My TW in front of the Elkins Flour mill.







    History:

    The Elkins, or Lebanon Flour Mill is one of the oldest industrial buildings in the Willamette Valley. Built between 1872 and 1878 by millwright Thomas J. Hannah, the flour mill was operated by William and Joseph Elkins, who promoted many projects that led to the development of the Lebanon area, including the Willamette valley and Cascade mountain wagon road, the canal system, and the railroad. The three story building is constructed of heavy timber framing with a steeply pitched roof. The building is clad with shiplap siding and corner boards, with vertical siding below the water table. One unique feature is the mortise and tenon construction, in which hand hewn timbers were fitted together without nails.
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    The Photographer in me saw your photo needed a bit of help if we were going to get a look at your TW. Hope this is OK with you...







    Have a look at my other photos... Rick



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    Senior Member chevyluver's Avatar
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    hey, that looks a lot better, what all did you do? Just lighten it up? Thanks
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    Here is my submission..

    A little history on the bridge... Located in the Hilton Community just

    southwest of the town of Blakely, Georgia,

    can be found the southernmost original

    covered bridge in the United States.



    The 96-foot long Coheelee Creek Covered

    Bridge was built in 1891 at the old McDonald

    Ford on Coheelee Creek. Built by John

    William Baughman, the bridge cost only

    $490.41, but still stands today as one of the

    most beautiful and unique landmarks in the

    Deep South.



    So I was off today and had tons of "Honey do's" to do, but I planned on doing my ride for this today and nothing was going to stop me!



    I finally wrap everything up around 1:15 and get ready to roll. As I hope on the bike I notice that the clouds are getting dark and I can hear thunder off to the East which is the direction I am heading. "No biggy", I say to myself as I tuck my rain jacket in my backpack and head on out to the gas station to fill 'er up.



    No sooner do I get the bike filled as I bottom drops out. "This will blow over quick" like it normally does down here in SouthEast Alabama during the summer.. Off I go with the trusty Garmin strapped to the bars.



    It's raining hard.



    I briefly think as I pass back by my neighborhood that I should just call it a day and go sit on the couch and watch tv. But what fun would that be?!



    I soldier on.



    It rains, it pours, it drizzles and then it rains hard some more. No worries, I have a smile on my face and am enjoying the heck out of the back country roads! WHEEEEEE !!



    I pass through an old town and I see the people staring at me as I roll through as the stand cowering under the awnings of the small store shops. I wave as I pass thinking to myself "they don't know what they are missing, a little rain isn't going to stop me today!"



    As I cross the state line into Georgia, I get buffeted and blown crossing the Choctawhatchee River by the Georgia Pacific logging trucks. I pay them no mind as my trusty bike takes me over it and past their plant where I hang a left going away from them.



    It's but a short ride now to the dirt road that will take me to the bridge. Oh look, a fancy Lexus is planning on checking out the bridge too... Maybe not as they see how muddy the road is. Again, a smile crosses my face as I pass them by and bomb on through the mud puddle splashing muddy water all over their car!



    WHEEEE !!!



    I turn the corner, and there the Bridge is. Rain falling, a foggy mist hanging over the trees. This is great and I know why I love motorcycling so very much !




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    The Abo Mission church was built at the site of a Pueblo Indian village aptly situated on a main trade route between the Rio Grande Valley and several sources of salt (salt lakes to the east side of Abo Pass). The area was first visited by the Spanish in 1598 and 3 mission churches were built along that trade route in the early 1600s, but the church ruins seen here were constructed in 1659, but the "new" mission was never totally completed because Apache raids had begun to weaken the social fiber of the village (trauma accentuated by drought and famine) causing the village and mission to be abandoned in 1672. The site is near Mountainair, NM and at about 6500' elevation in pinyon-juniper vegetative zone. This is part of Salinas National Monument in the National Park System. The red sandstone blocks and red clay mortar comprising the walls are beautiful anytime, but especially so on a snowy day when the moisture darkens the stones and accentuates the contrast between stones and mortar, pine beams and hard packed trails. This is a 70 mile round trip from where I live. Tom
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    any help posting pics would be great! is it because i use flickr ?

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    9030 Cienega Rd. Hollister, CA, USA







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    Uncle Sam's House - Route 123, Mason, NH



    Description: Nearby stands the boyhood home of Samuel Wilson (1766 to 1854) who was generally known as "Uncle Sam". He supplied beef to the Army in 1812. The brand on his barrel was "U.S." The transition from U.S. to Uncle Sam followed and became the popular symbol for the United States.



    Location: Located on Route 123, about .5 miles south of Mason village.



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    This is an attempt to display Mike's bridge.



    My apologies if this inflicts my cows on Mike's bridge. Tom



    Mike, I just copied your link and pasted it into the message and then added "[Img] at the beginning, and [/Img] at the end. It happens automatically in some software, but I couldn't figure it out in Flikr. Try to edit your original post with these (don't use the "s) preceding and following your address.

    Whoops the system will not let me write what I wanted to. I'm saying add a bracket followed by an I, m, g, and a close bracket at the beginning, and a bracket, a slash, an I, an m, and a g, followed by a close bracket. There must be a way to type it without the computer converting it to garbley gook. Help me you experts. Tom
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