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The Excursion Is Not Finished

The Excursion is not finished. But it sure appears to be slumbering.

So far during the Excursion, my productivity has plummeted four times. These occurances are eminently worth examining so as to discover their causes. 618 more words

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The Great Valley Changes 2: Invaders

The Great Valley Changes 2 (Invaders)

As I mentioned in the previous blog post, the Great Valley has been changing very rapidly in the last two hundred years, and it is likely that change continues as fast as ever. 557 more words

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The Great Valley Changes 1

The Great Valley Changes Part 1

The Great Valley of California has undergone some remarkable transformations. The rapidity of change during the last two centuries is astounding. 415 more words

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The Importance of Editing

During the road trip, something I did a lot was editing photographs. I’d look at two, carefully deciding which was the more worthy. In this manner I found the very best, and I discarded the ones that I was not going to use. 282 more words

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Porterville

Porterville

From Exeter, keeping the mountains on my left (as has been my general guide for the Excursion) brought me to Porterville.

The earliest visit from a European to this area was in 1806. 375 more words

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Cairns Corner, Lindsay Olives

Cairns Corner

I was in Porterville, about to revise my map to reflect my day’s journey, when I realized I had left my art materials at the Kaweah Motel in Exeter. 327 more words

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East Valley Road

East Valley Road

From Exeter down to Porterville, I followed Hwy 65. A minor road now, it was once the Great Valley’s major north-south thoroughfare. It may regain that prominence in a few years. 191 more words

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