Today in scenic Peace River...

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Today in scenic Peace River...

Post by AlbertaTime » September 12th 2021, 6:04pm

This is a large panoramic view of Peace River, taken today, with (if you look closely) smoke from a fire that took out a two-story brick storefront from the 1920s, but luckily limited damage to the adjoining structures. Still, a beautiful day 18°C/66°F with a light breeze. Geese heading south, now.

Open the image in a new tab to see detail, if you care to :-) at full size the smoke is easy to see.

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Post by AlbertaTime » September 13th 2021, 11:10am

Thanks, folks. I was visiting the site with one of the wheelchair/quadriplegic people I support at work. It was a nice break in both our days.
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Great pic, Ron - reminds me of some of the small plains towns here.
I'm sure. This is northern prairie, grain growing land and we're fortunate in Peace River to have both hills and a river to break up the surrounding flatness. (taken with my trusty Samsung S8+, still going strong.)
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Post by AlbertaTime » September 13th 2021, 1:32pm

That is the grave of "Twelve Foot D a v i s".

From The Canadian Encyclopedia
Henry Fuller D a v i s, known as "Twelve Foot D a v i s," miner, trader and familiar name in Peace River Country folklore (b at Vermont c 1818; d at Buffalo Bay, Alta 13 September 1900). After joining the California gold rush (c 1849), Henry D a v i s heard about the Cariboo Gold Rush and so headed to Barkerville, BC. Here he found that the shore of Willow Creek (containing much gold) was all taken up by mining claims. Undeterred, he measured each claim, which by law could not exceed 30.5 m (100 feet), and found that 2 of them together totalled 64.6 m (212 feet). After a legal resurvey, D a v i s put in his own claim for the 3.7 m (12 feet) in the middle. This earned him about $15 000 and his nickname, Twelve Foot D a v i s.

In the late 1860s Henry D a v i s and others began trading along the upper Peace River in opposition to the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC). In 1886 he based his operation at Fort Vermilion, Alberta, and competed with the HBC until his death.

Later years were not kind as Twelve Foot Turdling was blind and so badly crippled by rheumatism that he had to be carried around in a cart. In compliance with a request to James Cornwall, his body was disinterred from its grave at Buffalo Bay, Alberta (c 1909) and buried on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Peace and Smoky rivers.

The scenic spot, overlooking the town of Peace River, remains one of the most familiar in northwestern Alberta.
Up here, we colloquially refer to him, and this lookout, as "Twelve Foot D a v i s"

Here he is, on his cart, in the late 1890s...

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Post by AlbertaTime » September 14th 2021, 10:44am

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12 foot Turdling! That is awesome. I'll take any gold claim.
Damn, I missed spreading one of the D A V I S references in the article :-)
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AlbertaTime wrote:
September 14th 2021, 10:44am
smellody wrote:
September 13th 2021, 4:19pm
12 foot Turdling! That is awesome. I'll take any gold claim.
Damn, I missed spreading one of the D A V I S references in the article :-)
^^^^^^^^^^^^
As he and the others are no longer public figures as defined by law, I would prefer to not get sued for defamation. My rates are high enough as they are when I added the forums to them.

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Post by AlbertaTime » September 14th 2021, 3:20pm

koimaster wrote:
September 14th 2021, 2:56pm
AlbertaTime wrote:
September 14th 2021, 10:44am
smellody wrote:
September 13th 2021, 4:19pm
12 foot Turdling! That is awesome. I'll take any gold claim.
Damn, I missed spreading one of the D A V I S references in the article :-)
^^^^^^^^^^^^
As he and the others are no longer public figures as defined by law, I would prefer to not get sued for defamation. My rates are high enough as they are when I added the forums to them.

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I understand. I was trying to play along :-)
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Post by koimaster » September 14th 2021, 3:52pm

Ron,

It was for the benefit of others, not you. A lot of folks that were not here in the beginning may not be aware that the shills have left the building and although the actions taken by them in a previous employed life may be fair game. Having had two cease and desist letters and the rest of the crap while they were public figures I decided to take the advice of my over priced lawyer and avoid the defamation threats when they are not on tv. They are still remembered for be complete and total lying shitbags.
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... They are still remembered for be complete and total lying shitbags.
That may be so but the one in the front in the nurse uniform would get it.
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Post by smellody » September 14th 2021, 8:34pm

jason_recliner wrote:
September 14th 2021, 5:56pm
koimaster wrote:
September 14th 2021, 3:52pm
... They are still remembered for be complete and total lying shitbags.
That may be so but the one in the front in the nurse uniform would get it.
Tru dat
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Post by conjurer » September 14th 2021, 10:11pm

smellody wrote:
September 14th 2021, 8:34pm
jason_recliner wrote:
September 14th 2021, 5:56pm
koimaster wrote:
September 14th 2021, 3:52pm
... They are still remembered for be complete and total lying shitbags.
That may be so but the one in the front in the nurse uniform would get it.
Tru dat
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