Turner Falls Nestled Into Eons Old Arbuckle Mountains

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joyfotos on August 5, 2011

Here is a great article about the Arbuckle Mountains and Turner Falls.

►Berat Qevî Endam on August 6, 2011

Very beautiful place & photo ... I Like

  • Best wishes from IRAN

  • ... Barát

enca.ga on August 31, 2011

Me gusta L. Un saludo Encarni

Itallica on September 5, 2011

Thanks joy for the photo and article.

Cheers, tery

Itallica on September 5, 2011

These mountains are generally acknowledged as being among the oldest on the Earth and the information perserved within the geology tells not only the story of their own existence, but says a lot about the development of the entire Earth. Fossilized evidence from almost every geological era, including the Pre-Cambrian period * is found within their formations. Undergoing dramatic topographical changes over millions of years, they were there when the oldest known life forms squirmed the Earth. They watched the dinosaur come and go. They sank below sea level not once, but twice-and emerged triumphantly with the deposited evidence. Already ancient when the Great Rocky Mountains were being formed, the Arbuckles are thought to have been as massive as the Rockies are today, but millions of years have essentially worn them down to the root-exposing for scientists and geologists the secrets within them.

mardrl on September 13, 2011

Wow. I didn't realize Oklahoma had anything this beautiful. Nice one JF!

joyfotos on September 14, 2011

Thanks Margot! I remembered the cut through the mountains on I-35 from our trip to move my daughter to Texas. I did a bit of investigating nearby and found this park. It sure was beautiful early that morning with no one around.

joyfotos on September 14, 2011

I am so sorry I missed everyone else....thought I had already responded at first.

Many thanks for your visit and the like Barát! I see I am way behind in your gallery. I will try to come by for a visit before long.

Encarni it is nice to make your acquaintance! I am so far behind but am slowly trying to make my way around to visit everyone. Thanks for your visit and the like.

Hi Tery! Pretty amazing info isn't it:) Thanks for posting it for everyone!

jockswa on January 4, 2012

Thanks Joy for sharing this. And thanks to Ital for the extra info. Most interesting!

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Photo taken in Turner Falls Park, U.S. 77, Davis, OK 73030, USA

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    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    • Taken on 2011/05/18 06:38:13
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