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The Desert Dwarfs Man and Machine

A look at the vastness of just one part of the Mojave Desert, here in Clark County, Nevada. Driving_North_on_Southern_Nevada_Liteweight_Road from Thomas Farley on Vimeo. — https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/ Follow me on Instagram: tgfarley

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New Videos for Wikimedia Commons

Chasing an unseen ATV rider across the dry bed of Jean Lake ATV riders coming back from Jean Lake, their dust clouds making a dead lake live This one isn’t going to make it into Wikipedia. Fun with swirls https://www.instagram.com/tgfarley/Continue reading

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Huff and Puff

What are people talking about when they say a steam engine huffs and puffs? I think my video here is a great demonstration of huffing and puffing. It sounds like the locomotive is actually breathing. Which, in a mechanical way, … Continue reading

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Back To Railroad Pass, Clark County, Nevada

Railroad Pass, Clark County, Nevada (first RR Pass page here) More info on RR Pass at my rockhounding site linked below: https://southwestrockhounding.com/2020/04/02/more-on-railroad-pass-clark-county-nevada/ March 31, 2020 Yesterday I returned to Railroad Pass (internal link) to further investigate the area. I went … Continue reading

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Near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Red Rock is on the west side of Las Vegas near the suburb called Summerlin. Only a half hour drive from the Strip. Many parts of Red Rock Canyon are closed but I ventured out to a hill that is … Continue reading

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Doing What An iPhone Could Never Do

I got a Canon Vixia camcorder a while back, hoping to produce videos with it instead of my iPhone. My phone produces high resolution video but it is of course limited in what it can do. This morning I was … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Took a walk at Red Rock today, just west of Las Vegas, only ten miles from where I live. Below: looking north to iron stained hills at dusk Below: looking south to a limestone outcropping with Yucca Below: desert wash

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Finishing The Book

Here’s my plan leading up to my August 1st deadline. May: 500 words a day on all unfinished topics until completed. June: Organizing all materials into the chapters described in my original proposal. Heavy revising to get word count down. … Continue reading

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The Boundless Enthusiasm of A Western State

Photographed at some museum near Reno, Nevada. The state has always been raw since the Comstock strike and the wild, boomtown days of Tonopah and Goldfield. An acceptance of legal gambling throughout the state, and prostitution, in some counties, Nevada … Continue reading

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The Nevada State Flag That Never Was

I continue to investigate my Nevada Almanac project (internal link), seeing whether I should go ahead with it. There’s plenty of fascinating information to convey; Nevada’s history is as rich as its mines. While reviewing Nevada’s symbols, features and images, … Continue reading

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