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#1 43hertz

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:10 PM

Been doing some subcontracting for an environmental engineering firm--mostly determining whether the vegetation is encroaching on high voltage transmission lines-- and it takes me to some remote places about the state.

Came across this little glade near one of the transmission lines.

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Old wrecked log cabin with a tombstone out front.
Inscription reads:

Albert F. Wise
PFC. US Army
Korea
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:20 PM

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 04:28 PM

Is that arch attached to a stone fence?
Kentucky had old stone fences all over the place, some serious work went into building them. that arch is cool. did you explore the cabin at all?
I wonder what mr. Wise story is??
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:01 PM

No fence presently.
Don't know if there ever was. Lots of homes around here have a stone arch like that leading to the front door with wrought iron fencing.

Didn't explore the cabin. Didn't want to mark up the area with my big ol' boots.
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:03 PM

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Also this on what appears to be an old hiking trail. Now abandoned maybe due to the proximity to the high voltage towers.
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Posted 13 December 2016 - 05:10 PM

Not super old at all, but looks like maintenance has ceased.
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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:31 AM

That's cool. How far from a road is it?


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 06:36 AM

That's cool. How far from a road is it?


The gravesite about 100 yards off the road. The trail sign maybe fifty feet. The two sites are separated by about twenty miles--totally unrelated.
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Posted 14 December 2016 - 07:59 AM

Interesting gig.

 

 

My mom's uncle has a pipeline across his farm.  it's a 6" gas line IIRC.  He's lived there his entire life (80ish), was born in the house and all that.  

 

He remembers back in the day, before helicopters and electronic monitoring, the gas company would pay guys to walk the pipe on a continuous basis.  Every few days, someone would cross the farm on that line.  As his family basically farmed to get by and his dad also worked off farm in town, they became know as a good waypoint to camp for the night and trade.  The gas line monitors would sometimes eat dinner with the family for a small price, other times they would just buy eggs, milk, meat if the family had some for sale, etc.  They would mail letters for the guys, or allow them to use a telephone once they got one.  His dad would keep around a bit of some particular guy's favorite whiskey or beer.  


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Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:04 AM

Interesting gig.

 

 

My mom's uncle has a pipeline across his farm.  it's a 6" gas line IIRC.  He's lived there his entire life (80ish), was born in the house and all that.  

 

He remembers back in the day, before helicopters and electronic monitoring, the gas company would pay guys to walk the pipe on a continuous basis.  Every few days, someone would cross the farm on that line.  As his family basically farmed to get by and his dad also worked off farm in town, they became know as a good waypoint to camp for the night and trade.  The gas line monitors would sometimes eat dinner with the family for a small price, other times they would just buy eggs, milk, meat if the family had some for sale, etc.  They would mail letters for the guys, or allow them to use a telephone once they got one.  His dad would keep around a bit of some particular guy's favorite whiskey or beer.  

Hey pipe walkers.  Want $0.15 an hour?  Say hello to your replacement!

 

Cool story, btw.  


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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:16 PM

Today's finds!


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A creepy house up on the hill. Gray and blustery added ambience. I'm a horror flick fan and this looked like a perfect setting.
I'd live there!
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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:19 PM

And I got snuck up on by this GSD. He wanted me to play fetch and kept whacking me in the knee with that stick.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 07:30 PM

Missouri is pretty.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 02:31 AM

Old abandoned houses in the woods always seem like they would have a tale.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:25 AM

You know why struck me as cool about your find of Mr. Wise? Now a whole new group of people he never knew is talking about him and wondering what his story is.

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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:39 AM

You know why struck me as cool about your find of Mr. Wise? Now a whole new group of people he never knew is talking about him and wondering what his story is.


Yep. If I get back by there I will try to get closer to take a picture of the tombstone. Maybe someone can tell us more about the symbols on it.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 07:56 AM

Are you riding the ROW on a atv?


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:10 AM

Are you riding the ROW on a atv?


Nope. Four wheel drive pickup. So far all dirt trail parallel, but not under the lines. Will actually be easier in spots once the mud firms up.
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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:22 AM

I was curious. We have interactive maps of our transmission system that show where hostile landowners reside. Our line crews and ROW folks usually know by memory but if we have a fiber break out in the middle of nowhere I look at the map to make sure we don't need to call the police for an escort.

 

Maybe the firm has provided you with the same info if you're in a area with known issues. Point is just keep it in the back of your mind not everyone is open to the fact of people on their property, even if you're on the ROW.

 

And :cheers: on the gig, it appears you'e going to see some beautiful country. 


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Posted 17 December 2016 - 08:48 AM

Cool. Abandoned houses like that are always kind of mysterious and you can only imagine the story. Why is it still here, does someone live in it, is it owned by the bank, when was the last time someone was there, etc? Also, I love GSDs and had one for about 12 years but if one came riding up to me in the middle of nowhere (especially near an abandoned house), I'd be a little freaked out... at least at first. So this is in Missouri? I agree... cool gig. Also, what is ROW?


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