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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