Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Where did I end up?

Me(Catfish) After eating a Chinese buffet on seafood night. (not the actual buffet but the food on the Buffet) IMade that little Chinese dude in the kitchen nervous. He kept coming to the kitchen door and staring at me. After about the tenth time. He finally had enough. He said to me" You,You big boy! You been here two hour! Why you not go home!"

Almost to my Destination

Wyoming ,Wild Fire. Not the horse Michael Martin Murphy sung about, but a real wild fire. People were running for there lives. Women and children were screaming. There were men outside spraying down there yards with a water hose. While their wife and children huddled in the bath tub full of water. It was total chaos.
Just kidding just a fire out in the middle of Wyoming. The wind was blowing pretty hard. The people in the town just a mile or so away could care less.

A radiator for a Cat engine. I was 15 foot tall on the trailer and I weighed 93,000 lbs. You should see the engine. It is a 16 cylinder 5000 horse power genorator engine.

A train load of John Deere tractors. It was 3 trains wide. Fixin to go on a boat over seas. This was at the Port of Baltimore.

Close up

A brand new Cat 16M Motor Grader.
One of the biggest motergraders made. Tires are 6ft 6in tall. I just unloaded this at the Port of Baltimore.

A frozen river at the Port of Be'cancour in Quebec. It is near the city of Trois Rivie'res (Three River)

I dont want the Dischers to think they have the neatest blog on the web. So I hope this does not make yall jealous. I am going to give you some clues of some neat places I have been to. The first 5 people to guess the all the questions correctly and in order, wins a prize. The prize will make the dischers prizes look like a halloween size box of chicklets. I will keep the comments unpublished until I get 5 correct answers. The first will get the best prize. It may take a while cause Ive never had 5 people look at any of my posts on my rinky dink blog.


1 This is located in the same county as a major battle in the Civil War. It grows lots of Apples. So many that it has a museam for the apple industry. Name the city, county and State.





2. This place has an unusual street grid layout. Typically, street grids are arranged east-west and north-south, especially in the midwest. In this case, the streets in the downtown area, centering on the courthouse building, are arranged northeast-southwest and northwest-southeast. This was done so that all four sides of the courthouse building would receive some sunlight every day of the year. In the traditional grid system, the north side of a building never receives direct sunlight during the fall and winter months. The area was originally settled by Virginia war veterans who received the land from the government as payment for their service in the American Revolution. Name the city and county





3.I was born in Idaho, just after the civil war. In 1908 I won a competition for a statue of the Civil War General Philip Sheridan( R. Gs second favorite general) to be placed in Sheridan Circle in Washington D.C. What was I most famous for and what city and state was that famous thing located?





4 This people have a name for themselves which mean "we the people". What is this name? Their leader said " Here me, .... I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever" When, where and by whom and to whom was this said? Who was he a leader of?





5 I was the leader of the famous Corp of Discovery. In 1793 I joined the Virginia Militia. I was sent as part of a detachment involved in putting down the Whiskey Rebellion. Along the route of the Corp of Discovery there are towns named after me and one of my comrades. What River flows between these two towns and who was I and what was my father's name and rank?

20 comments:

RGM said...

1. Biglerville, PA but the answer you are probably looking for is Gettysburg, PA.


2. Washington Court House, OH Fayette County

3. Gutzon Borglum
Carving the heads in Mount Rushmore
located near Keystone, SD

4. Chief Joseph while surrendering to the yankee troops on October 5, 1877. He was the leader of the Nez Perce tribe. He was speaking to his chiefs.
it was near Chinook in Blaine County MT

5. Merriwether lewis, son of Captain George Lewis
The snake river runs inbetween lewiston, ID and clarkston, WA

Bonnie said...

Okay, I have all my answers! So go ahead and post them?? Some little Discher girls just drove up in the pickup -- I bet they have been too busy boxing up their house to beat me at this!

They are staying in our guest house (the 3 oldest) since they have de-cluttered their house of their beds and dressers, etc. Yay! Grandmother gets some grandchildren all to herself! (Only when they are sleeping, though!)

hans said...

Hello Robert. This I want to be a part of. I always wondered what Eddy would look like as a holloween size box of chicklets :) I may as well take the Miller challenge and see if I can win something while I wait.

I'm probably too late already, but here are my answers. This is an interesting way to learn history.

1. City: Biglerville
County: Adams County
State: PA

2. City: Washington Court House
County: Fayette County

3. Object: the largest bas-relief in the world of three figures of the Confederate States of America:
Stonewall Jackson,
Robert E. Lee,
and Jefferson Davis.
City: Stone Mountain
State: Georgia

4. We the people: Nimíipuu
Quote...
When: October 5, 1877
Where: near Chinook, Blaine County, Montana,
By Whom: Chief Joseph
To whom: The other chiefs
Leader of: chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians

5. River: Ohio
Name: Meriwether Lewis,
Father's name and rank: William Lewis, an officer in the Continental Army

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

Hi Uncle Robert!
Here are my answers(mine and Mary's)

1)Biglerville,Pa--Adams county

2)Washington, Ohio--Fayette County

3)Mt. Rushmore--near Keystone, South Dakoda

4)Chief Joseph to his chiefs--he was chief of the Nez Perce Indians-1877--Bear Paw Mountains in Montana

5)Meriwether Lewis-- his father was Captain George Lewis
Snake River flows between Ft. Lewis, Washington and Lewiston, Idaho

Catfish said...

I have gotten some good answers, but none of them are totally corect. read the directions again and check your answers. When you have done that resend the answers. I will not publish anyones answers or the correct ones until the contest is over. BTW I only have 4 responses one of which has no answers with the response just that she has them. I am surprised at the interest. I have done this blog for over a month and havenot got as many viewers as I have the past day. I guess Ill have to make a contest out of every post. Either that or join yalls click.

Rachel Graves said...

1. Gettysburg, Adams county, Pennsylvania.

2.Washington courthouse, Fayette, OHIO.

3.Gutzon Borglum, sculpting mt rushmore, Rapid city, South Dakota.

4. The Nez Perce, October 5th 1887, Bear paw mountains of Montana territory, Chief Joseph to General Miles (Who was to give that message to General Howard). He was the leader of the Wallowa tribe of the Nez perce indians.

5.Lewiston and clarkston, washington. The snake river runs between them. Meriwether Lewis is my name. My fathers name is Willam Lewis, and he was a lieutenant in the Revolutionary war.

Rachel Graves.

Catfish said...

I have gotten more responses, but none of them are totally corect. There should be 19 answers.

Hint answer #3 is Adams.

Btw. I dont mean to knock the Dischers blog. I was actually making fun of my rinky dink blog. I am jealous of the dischers blog. They have such a great blog with lots of neat gadgets. It may not be as interesting as mine. I guess what im trying to say is that comment in my post about the dischers blog was a shot over the bow. The blog war is on. Kitty, Sarah, and Grace there no crying in a blog war. Give me time and yall will be jealous of my blog.

hans said...

When at first you don't pass your history test, be grateful that Robert gives you another opportunity at the prize!
Here is my second attempt.


Question 1
1. The Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society
2. city: Biglerville
3. county: Adams County
4. state: Pennsylvania

Question 2
5. city: Washington Court House
6. county: Fayette County


Question 3
Gutzon Borglum was born in St. Charles, Idaho in 1867
In 1908 Borglum won a competition for a statue of the Civil War General Philip Sheridan to be placed in Sheridan Circle in Washington D.C. The other sculpter being consider was J.Q.A. Ward

7. most famous for: Mount Rushmore National Memorial
8. city: near Keystone,
9. state: South Dakota,


Question 4
10. "we the people": the Nez Perce's name for themselves is Nimíipuu
the quote...
11. When said: October 5, 1877
12. where said: in the Bear Paw Mountains of the Montana Territory
13. who said it: Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt, aka Chief Joseph
14. he said it to: the Nez Percé chiefs (" Hear me, my chiefs, my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more against the white man.")
15. he was the leader of: he was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians



Question 5
16. Meriwether Lewis
17. river flowing between Lewiston and Clarkston: the Snake River
18. his father's name: William Lewis
19. his father's rank: Colonel

RGM said...

1.National Apple Meuseum.
2. Biglerville
3. Adams
4. Pennsylvania
5 Washington Court House, OH
6 Washington Court House
7. Fayette County
8 . Gutzon Borglum
9. Carving the heads in mount Rushmore
10. Keystone, SD
11. Nimi'ipuu
12. October 5, 1877
13.near Chinook in Blaine County MT
14 Chief Joseph
15 To his chiefs.
16. Nez Perce
17. Meriwether Lewis
18 Snake River
19. Captain George Lewis

R.G.

The Dischers said...

The Discher's guess!!!

1 -- gettysburg, adams county, PA

2-- Washington Courthouse, Fayette County

3--Most famous for sculpting the Presidents' heads on Mt. Rushmore near Keystone South Dakota

4-- The namen is Nimíipuu. Chief Joseph said these words on October 5, 1877 when they surrendered at Bears Paw. It was said to General Howard. Chief Joseph was leader of the Nez Perce Indians.

5--The river is the Snake River. It flows between Clarkston, WA, and Lewiston, ID. "I" was Meriwether Lewis. Father's name and rank -- LT William Meriwether.

Bonnie said...

Okay,here are my answers:

1) City is Biglerville PA (where the National Apple Museum is) or Gettysburg PA (where the battle took place) Adams County, PA.

2) Washington Court House, Ohio,
Fayette County

3) You were most famous for Mt. Rushmore in Keystone (Rapid City) SD. Although you didn't ask for it, your name is John Gutzon Borglum.

4) This people are the Nez Perce who call themselves Nimiipuu. The quote was said by poor old Chief Joseph on Oct. 5, 1877, to his chiefs when surrendering to the U.S. Cavalry at Chinook Montana.

5) The two towns are Clarkston WA and Lewiston ID and the Snake River runs through them. You were Meriwether Lewis and your father was Colonel William Lewis.

FUN!

Love,
Mother in law

Catfish said...

Hint answer #1 can be found in one of the pictures. The question is in the title.

Whiddon Family said...

#1 Adams County, Biglerville PA.
#2 Washington city, Fayettville County
#3 The Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in Rapid City South Dakota
#4 Nez Perce, October 5th 1877, Bear Paw Mountains, Montana by Chief Joseph, to a group of the Nez perce people.
#5 Ohio River, Meriwether Lewis, Father Colonel William Lewis

Laney and Nina Whiddon

The Dischers said...

1-- You ended up in Idaho (Maybe at the Chinese buffet in Idaho)(Or Lewiston, Idaho) :)

2 -- gettysburg, adams county, PA

3-- Washington Courthouse, Fayette County

4--Most famous for sculpting the Presidents' heads on Mt. Rushmore near Keystone South Dakota

5-- The namen is Nimíipuu. Chief Joseph said these words on October 5, 1877 when they surrendered at Bears Paw. It was said to General Howard. Chief Joseph was leader of the Nez Perce Indians.

6--The river is the Snake River. It flows between Clarkston, WA, and Lewiston, ID. "I" was Meriwether Lewis. Father's name and rank -- LT William Meriwether.

hans said...

Hello again. Robert, my brain is beginning to hurt in a fun and inquisitive sort of way :) Here are my revised answers:

Question 1
1. Keen Transport, Inc.
2. city: New Kingstown
3. county: Adams County
4. state: Pennsylvania

Question 2
5. city: Washington Court House
6. county: Fayette County

Question 3
7. Gutzon Borglum is most famous for: Mount Rushmore National Memorial
8. city: near Keystone,
9. state: South Dakota,

Question 4
10. "we the people": the Nez Perce's name for themselves is Nimíipuu
the quote...
11. When said: October 5, 1877
12. where said: in the Bear Paw Mountains of the Montana Territory
13. who said it: Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt (Chief Joseph)
14. he said it to: the Nez Percé chiefs (" Hear me, my chiefs, my heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands I will fight no more against the white man.")
15. he was the leader of: he was the chief of the Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians

Question 5
16. river flowing between Lewiston and Clarkston: the Snake River
17. his name: Meriwether Lewis
18. his father's name: William Lewis
19. his father's rank: Colonel

Kitty said...

Hahaha. I loved your Chinese Buffet story. :o) THAT was funny! :)

Since Sarah sent in our answers, I decided just to comment. :)

Some of those pictures were unbelievable! Some of that machinery have some huge tires!!! 8-0 :)

Drive safely! :) :) :)

Love,
~Kitty~

Catfish said...

Thanks for joining the fun on the best blog on the web. Where else have you had a real chance at $10,000. Remember that the next time you log on to your computer to check out the blogosphere. here are the correct answers.

1. Lewiston ID or ID
2. Biglerville
3. Adams
4. PA
5. Wasington-Court-House
6. Fayette
7. Mt Rushmore
8. Keystone
9. SD
10.Nimíipuu
11.October 5, 1877
12.Chinook MT in the Bear Paw Mountains
13.Chief Joseph
14.His chiefs
15.Wal-lam-wat-kain (Wallowa) band of Nez Perce Indians
16.Snake
17.Meriwether Lewis
18.William Lewis
19.Colonel

Ckeck back this weekend. I will have somemore chances to win great prizes.

Catfish
Robert

Hans said...

This up and coming time I think we will need to operate as a "collective mind" if we have any hope of getting it right. Or else you will need to write questions that will line up with our answers. That way instead of the many labouring in futility by repeated wrong answer updates, only the one (you) will need to revise your questions until you have the stated number of winners :) These contests are fun. Its the next best thing to sitting around a table with one another playing a game!

Amanda M said...

"People were running for there lives. Women and children were screaming. There were men outside spraying down there yards with a water hose. While their wife and children huddled in the bath tub full of water. It was total chaos."

Hey! That kinda sounds like what was goin' on here today! Not to worry, only about a hundred acres of Alturas got burned, some barns and a couple houses...

Your blog is hilarious. I didn't get to the contest in time, Oh well. Maybe the next one. We're looking forward to more posts! :)



Amanda McAuley

Franklin Family said...

Well, it has been almost three months and we know you've been home at least once by the evidence on another blog we frequent, but when are you going to post another contest? Where have you been lately?
The Franklins