Friday, October 24, 2008

MILLIONS AND BILLIONS


Years ago, whether millions or billions, geologists can only estimate, this area around Canon City Colorado was affected by the WILL of GOD, one of the results a generous formation of Rocks which supposedly brought on the name ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

So many different kinds of rocks. The entrance to the 'SKYLINE DRIVE' which follows the ridge of a mountain west of Canon City, entrance having an Arch of Stone, rocks from every State of the U.S. at the time of construction. (type keyword SKYLINE DRIVE CANON CITY COLORADO) this built by use of prisoners and sledge hammers making small rocks out of big ones. Mule Teams too, long before the modern


machinery as we know it now.

Beyond Skyline Drive is a valley thru which has U.S. Highway 50 and on out of these foothills to more Western States. Up from that Valley is a taller mountain easily seen from Canon City which has a Stone Quarry of Rose Colored Marble. (a major industry here). The Colorado State Capitol Building at Denver has much of the Marble from this Quarry.

GOD'S Will produced many diverse types of rocks. Abundance of Limestone, Gravel of different Colors.

Of course other States have these things too. Arkansas State and those surrounding it has FLINTROCK. Most of the Flint arrowheads have been found by now. The Cherokee Indians of Oklahoma were experts at making Flint arrowheads. A slow unique process.

I will try to show a photo of the Rose Color Marble Quarry. sam


9 comments:

Goatfarmer said...

How interesting
pretty picture Terrie

Paula said...

Good to find you again.

madcobug said...

Interesting story Sam. I have an aunt with a pink marble headstone. I wonder if it came from up your way. Great picture and a very pretty rose picture also. Helen

Carolyn said...

How neat Sam! Thank you for that- it is really, really neat! God Bless~ Carolyn

MARK said...

HELLO SAM I WILL FINALLY LEAVE YOU A COMMENT SINCE I HAVE MOVED TO BLOGSPOT. TODAY IT IS IN THE LOW 50'S HERE IN S. ILLINOIS. I NEED TO GET SOME WORK DONE BUT AM GOING TO BE ON THE COMPUTER MORE WITH THE WEATHER CHANGE NOW. I NEED TO PUT SOME THOMPSON'S WATERSEAL ON PLYWOOD SO IT WILL DRY BY THE END OF THE WEEK. MARK

natalie said...

beautiful Sam! I love your pictures too!
please come and see me and become a reader of mine! :)giggles
hugggggggggggggggs
natalie
http://lurkynat.blogspt.com

Kath said...
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Kath said...

Hello Sam well this is the second time I have tried to publish the comment on here.I hope this time it works for me.I am having difficulty letting people know I have posted.So Happy I found you again.A very good post Sam.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Kath said...

Hi Sam I hav etried three times now to post this comment I do hope this time it works for me.Lovely posting.Glad I found you again.I wish I could find out how to let people know I have posted too.Take Care God Bless Kath xx