Sunday, August 10, 2008

No Country for Old Landmarks


Remember Wall Arch in Utah's Arches National Park? Well, I don't either, except from photographs. It turns out that photographs will be the only way to enjoy it from this point forward, since it collapsed.

And one of the last few "witness trees" that stood by as president Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address was severely damaged in a storm:

"The top of it is totally broken off, and [the storm] severely damaged 70 to 80 percent of the tree," Gettysburg National Military Park spokeswoman Jo Sanders said. "That means there's not a whole lot left of it. But it didn't kill the tree."
Time shows no respect.

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