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Lilypon on October 11, 2007

Ryan what is the significance of the round objects in your picture and the caption titled "Reminder"?

Greetings from a very curious Pam :)

Ryan Calhoun on October 12, 2007

Pam, this area (Times Beach) is now a state park for the old Route 66. The old bridge is to the left, which carries the original 66 roadway. The new bridge is to the right, and carries the "new" State Highway 66, which is now Interstate 44. These two footings are all that is left of an even older (narrow) bridge which spanned the Merrimac prior to 1926.

Greetings, Ryan

✔chilefoto on October 12, 2007

Very nice picture Ryan. You always obtains interest from simple things! Saludos, Claudia.

Ryan Calhoun on October 12, 2007

Thanks, Claudia!

May M. B. (Swissmay) on October 13, 2007

Oh, what a desillusion! ;-)) I thought those were steps for some giants, who used to live in your area. They are very pretty with the grass growing. In Ireland I have seen some ringforts in the water, they looked a bit like this, only much bigger.

Beatiful picture, Ryan! Greetings, May

Ryan Calhoun on October 13, 2007

Thank you, May! I see what you mean, without anything for scale in the picture. Each one is about 2 feet across, maybe less. They're pretty far away, magnified about 9 1/2 times. I don't know of any natural waterways around here with stepping stones, even in parks. I'll have to go looking!

Greetings, Ryan

tr1290 on April 15, 2008

The town of Times Beach, MO was evacuated in February, 1983 because of excessive levels of Dioxin in the soil. The Visitor's Center in the state park used to be a roadhouse back in the old days of Times Beach. The town board voted to disincorporate itself in 1985, with the approval of the governor of Missouri at the time, a little known man named John Ashcroft.

em_mar_10 on January 13, 2009

Nice photo and information, Ryan.

Ryan Calhoun on January 18, 2009

Thanks, Em Mar. I see from your photos that you live relatively nearby.


em_mar_10 on January 19, 2009

Yes, Ryan. I'm very Illinoisan and have spent most of my life within an hour of St. Louis.


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Photo taken in Route 66 State Park, 97 North Outer Road East #1, Eureka, MO 63025, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 11, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2007/09/29 15:54:10
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash