Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Fly Geyser in Nevada

From: Jim L.
Sent: August 18, 2015
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: The Fly Geyser in Nevada
In the early twentieth century, a farmer decided that he needed to improve the agriculture on his ranch in Nevada. He figured that a well needed to be dug to bring water and nutrients to the soil above. He lived in a barren desert and the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s crust would have provided a more sustainable crop for this harsh and dry area. He knew that a well with ample water was needed to supply bountiful crops. What he didn’t know was what was waiting for him deep below the soil. He began to dig a deep well when problems soon arose. After digging deep into the Earth searching for water, he found what he was looking for. The problem was that the water was incredibly hot. Over 200 degrees in fact, making it impossible to create a well at the time. He capped off his ventures and was forced to forget about supplying the area with a sustainable water source.


A team came to the area with better drilling technology in 1964, in order to create a successful well. Their plans didn’t go as expected as the water was still too hot for them to deal with. The drilling operation was immediately suspended and abandoned. The team that came in 1964 didn’t cap their drilling ventures properly and they created a small geyser. Under extreme pressure and at extreme temperatures, gasses, water, minerals, and nutrients flooded to the surface. This small geyser has grown at an incredible rate creating something that nobody expected. It is not a typical geyser at all. This type of geyser is actually called a fly geyser and it pumps the nutrient rich water above ground where these nutrients and minerals have collected, creating a colorful mountain that continues to grow to this day.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Early navigation directional assistance from the Post Office

From: Alice M.
Sent: June 3, 2015
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: Early navigation directional assistance from the Post Office

This is an interesting bit of history. Perhaps you did not know of it either. Early navigation directional assistance – who knew! These Huge Arrows Can Be Found All Across America. And This Is Where They All Lead To. ~Alice

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I can only assume that before the Internet and GPS, taking a cross country road trip was just like a real life Oregon Trail and everyone died of dysentery in Oklahoma. But as it turns out there was a time when all you had to do was follow the giant arrows. Like some sort of real life Mario Kart.
All over the country, 70-foot concrete arrows can be found in remote locations. Follow them, and they’ll point you out of the desert.

They come courtesy of the US Postal Service’s Air Force and will point you all the way across the continental United States.

Friday, May 22, 2015

How could anyone not want grandchildren

From: Janice M.
Sent: May 22, 2015
To: undisclosed recipients
Subject: Fw: 

Your smile for the day.

How could anyone not want grandchildren?? LOL

Of course I'm joking I love my grand kids and would do anything for them but sometimes they can just drive me crazy...in a good way :-)



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