Friday, August 23, 2013

Just a little bit more

Poor photo skills, but interesting facts.
And it proves that the Canadians have a pretty good sense of humor, eh?

There are twenty-four of these Large Animal Bridges to help the creatures get over the highway.
How do they know?  We didn't see any moose in traffic control uniforms.

Above is a bit more information from the Canadian Rockies which I had a tough time posting with a poor internet connection.

Now it's Friday and we are in Couer d'Alene, Idaho.  Today was driving from Whitefish with a stop in Wallace for lunch.  Al wants me to tell you about a retired miner we met there.  He worked in the Sunshine silver mine for 38 years as a hoist operator, and left us with these statistics:  the bottom of the mine is 3800 feet below sea level;  the surface temperature of the rocks is 168 degrees;  the relative humidity in the  mine is 238%;  the elevator ascends with ore at a rate of 2,000 feet per minute, and lifts men at 800 feet per minute.  (He says the average building elevator is 200 feet per minute, but I didn't verify any of this.)
 There were five brothels in Wallace and he told us that when the last one locked their door
 they put up a sign that said "Closed.  Beat it."  
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