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Johnson's Ranch

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Offline bdann

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Johnson's Ranch
« on: May 14, 2006, 11:03:48 PM »
WATER, It does a body good.

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Offline txrounder

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2006, 09:38:26 AM »
..."stairway to heaven!"
Margaritas and Motrin- It's not just for breakfast anymore.

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SHANEA

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2006, 04:32:12 PM »
I wonder how many people of the Bend, and the Johnson Ranch, over the years have used those steps.  How many fell down those steps from too many tequilia shots, how many ran up the stairs shouting good news of a new birth or bad news of a death.  How many times they went up and down the stairs going to the Rio Grande for water.  Ah, if those stairs could talk.  

That's why I took this picture as on the May 2006 Classic trip.  Showing more feet going down the stairs, adding more to the history.



BTW - date of the pic should be 5-23-2006 at about 108 degrees in the middle of the afternoon.  Didn't change the camera date after a malfunction...

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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2006, 04:51:10 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
I wonder how many people of the Bend, and the Johnson Ranch, over the years have used those steps.  How many fell down those steps from too many tequilia shots, how many ran up the stairs shouting good news of a new birth or bad news of a death.  How many times they went up and down the stairs going to the Rio Grande for water.  Ah, if those stairs could talk.  

That's why I took this picture as on the May 2006 Classic trip.  Showing more feet going down the stairs, adding more to the history.



Indeed, Shanea.  The history of Big Bend is so intriguing.  


BBH

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Offline bdann

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2006, 10:54:00 PM »
Quote from: "BigBendHiker"
Quote from: "SHANEA"
I wonder how many people of the Bend, and the Johnson Ranch, over the years have used those steps.  How many fell down those steps from too many tequilia shots, how many ran up the stairs shouting good news of a new birth or bad news of a death.  How many times they went up and down the stairs going to the Rio Grande for water.  Ah, if those stairs could talk.  

That's why I took this picture as on the May 2006 Classic trip.  Showing more feet going down the stairs, adding more to the history.



Indeed, Shanea.  The history of Big Bend is so intriguing.  


BBH


Intriguing indeed, the more I learn the more curious I get.  I feel a bond with the people that once lived there.  Even though we're many years a part, I feel like we're on the same wave-length.  I think the NPS should've done a better job to preserve the historical sites in the park in the early days.  They seemed to be a little "bulldozer happy" in the early days, seemed like they were hell-bent on obliterating every trace of human inhabitance.  I'm glad that their stance has changed.
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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2006, 11:03:12 AM »
Quote from: "bdann"
Intriguing indeed, the more I learn the more curious I get.  I feel a bond with the people that once lived there.  Even though we're many years a part, I feel like we're on the same wave-length.  I think the NPS should've done a better job to preserve the historical sites in the park in the early days.  They seemed to be a little "bulldozer happy" in the early days, seemed like they were hell-bent on obliterating every trace of human inhabitance.  I'm glad that their stance has changed.


Patricia Wilson Clothier in her book "Beneath the Window" makes mention of some of the demo work that took place after the region became a National Park.  I too, am glad to see that stance has changed.  The history of an area is so important and it is truly an opportunity for us to learn of the people who lived there and the challenges they faced.  

BBH

 


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