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Great photo of Nassau and Paradise Island.

In the summer of 1980, I was the Grade Foreman for Seaboard Construction directing Catarpillar Scrapers, Bull Dozers, a Grader and 955 Track Loader with a 4- in-1 Bucket. I had the Road Blueprints drawn up by Abbott Architects, the same firm that designed the Blue Ridge Parkway on the hood of my red Landcruiser. With a Locke Level, an Engineers Ruler & 100 foot Tape measure, I take sight readings against off-set road grade stakes set by the Surveyor Crew. These readings game me the data to instruct the heavy equipment operators to either cut or fill to match the hillside slope, the drainage ditch location, depth & length as well as the roadsides, percent grade & inches of crown designed by the Architects.

If memory serves correct, we were down about 25 feet for the upper slope grade to the road subgrade. When the earth movers teached close to that depth, large Sea Scallop Shells 1 - 2 feet in diameter started to be uncovered. We found out they were the fossilized shells of the extinct scallop Chesapecten jeffersonius. There are a few of these in the Chippokes Visitors Center. I also found a 3 - 4 inch Shark's Tooth in a clod of dirt. Shark teeth are still found along the James River and the outlet of College Run Creek.

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Detail of a hike on the Deer Trail just south of the Main Lodge not far off the main road.

Superbe prise des remparts de Carcassonne.

A8+F5 Amitiés

Thank you, Joe!

beautiful capture

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cheers, Dietmar & HSB-Knipser (Railway-photos)

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