Sunday, November 27, 2011

Re: [Geology2] Louisiana geology


You wrote:
Oh.. that is fascinating, esp regarding mounds on the LSU campus. I visited my cousin there but only got acquainted with a bar called the White I have not visited Poverty Point yet but here in Milwaukee I am not too far from the remains of Cahokia. I have some land near Natchitoches, La., and there are mounds there but I won't do anything there without some sort of professional presence. I was born in La, grew up in Tx and by some weird machination...ended up here in WI. As you may have noted I am strictly a layperson on this list.

Small world. I spent several happy summers camping at Devil's Lake (ancient river gorge dammed by a moraine) near Baraboo and at a park near Delavan. Had a close encounter with a black bear there, but no one believed me.  I imagine you are familiar with the Mazon Creek fossils in Illinois, not nearly as far as Cahokia.

My wife grew up in Lake Charles and has friends in Natchitoches. One of her classmates watched the filming of "Steel Magnolias" and had family members play as extras.



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