White River Line

Discussion in 'Freelance' started by dboone74, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. ranulf

    ranulf Member

    I read somewhere that Laura Ingalls Wilder was inspired to move to Missouri by the "Fruit Farming Along The Frisco" pamphlet. So in an odd way, you're still kinda sorta Frisco railfanning. :D
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  2. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    If you drive out U. S. 14 across Minnesota and South Dakota, you will quickly observe that almost every town along the route claims Laura Ingalls Wilder for their own.

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  3. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member

    A7B45131-6753-4B78-A678-FCD8FA6637FD.jpeg 61FD05C7-7F7C-458F-8AAF-4E660F371495.jpeg I believe you are both correct! The allure of the apple orchards was confirmed by the tour guide who showed us the house.
    Here’s Alley Spring mill today. Perfect weather! Check out the beautiful color of the water. Pumps out about 81 million gallons a day!
  4. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Wow, glad I could provide some inspiration. It's a great compliment. It's been a long time since I visited the Wilder museum in Mansfield. I enjoyed those books as a boy, especially Farmer Boy.
  5. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I took pix of this mill several times when I was in High School. I ought to see if I can still find those negatives.
  6. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    This video went live over a week ago, but I left town immediately after I posted it. I spent all last week camping in the mountains with my kids' scout troop and didn't get a chance to post the link here yet. Hope you enjoy it.
  7. ref; I spent all last week camping in the mountains with my kids' scout troop .

    Hey Drew,
    I was going to ask you about the shirt you often wear wearing that was labeled with Philmount.
    Now I do not have to do that.
    www /\ ,

    Member at Large of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA
    Continuous registration since 1951
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  8. I would make a vote for something similar to your x-over, a passing track and /or spur by your depot.
    I saw an old depot in Texas where they had a passing track and a spur.

    Since access was the depot's road, they parked a transfer caboose there on the passing track.
    The spur had a mow railcar. They did switching every night in a yard a few miles away next to industries
    all around that area. If it was raining to hard or there was ice conditions, [etc.]
    the rail crew would use the depot until the weather improved. In the old days, they could have parked
    an extra passenger car on the spur by the depot. Passengers could be in the coach
    ready for the passenger train's arrival.
    Both the depot and yards sites were very active places.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2021
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  9. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I didn't scout as a kid, but I sure enjoy doing it with my kids. I haven't done a trek at Philmont yet, but just visited when we were in the area a couple of years ago. We've got a trek planned for next year though.

    I see you are also a fellow arrowman as well. My son and I were inducted a couple of years ago and my daughter should qualify at the next election (but camping night have been hard to come by the last 18 months). I'm thinking we'll do brotherhood at the same time she does her ordeal.
  10. Drew,
    Got to do the Brotherhood thing. The ceremony is neat and very meaningful.
    It will lead your way.

    I can help you with the answers. Send a conversion to me with your email
    and I will give my e- address. I will send you the Brotherhood study guides.
    Also I have some past e-documents with answers hard to find.

    With COVID, most OA lodges have developed some ways for your daughter to build up camping days /nights

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