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Shameless blog plug: The Lost Bird Project

November 5, 2009

Gunner just gave me a heads up on a new blog by Jon Guinea, “The Lost Bird Project.”  I’ll be curious to see how it develops.  You can check it out at http://lostbirdproject.wordpress/2009/11/.

In the same spirit I offer the following from the Black Hills of South Dakota:  About 4 miles west of the junction of Highway 16 and Highway 89 in the town of Custer, and 3 miles south on Pleasant Valley Road (formerly the Custer/Cheyenne Stage Road), will bring a person to a large boulder on the right side of the gravel road, along the edge of the referenced Pleasant Valley.  The boulder is known as “Buffalo Rock” and supports a sign with the following information:

Site where the last buffalo was killed in the Black Hills in 1884  by Joe Heumphreus – Bob Patterson – Charley Sager.  Nearby is the site of the first lime kiln in the Black Hills.

When one thinks about it, it’s a pretty fair monument.  The occasion of the passing of our last buffalo was at least able to sufficiently overcome the commodity-extraction mindset of those community leaders so that the buffalo got first billing. 

— Jim Margadant



3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 5, 2009 3:21 pm

    Not by Jon. I just got the link from him. Whatever.

  2. November 5, 2009 3:48 pm

    This is the work of Artist Todd McGrain.

  3. November 5, 2009 5:04 pm

    Well folks, Gunner, with a strong assist from Jonny, got that misinformation cleaned up. Thanks guys.

    — Margadant

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