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CJD3

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Orbs- possibly specs of dust?
Nope. The two different angles were taken seconds apart. No breeze , rain or dust.

That’s what’s so puzzling. It’s not the first time I have had them show up in pictures taken back to back... That area is not known as a “spooky place. It could have something to do with the old beams but I just don’t know and thought it would be an opportunity to show and ask the group.
 
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The club's beginning had a rough start as the first 10 years of its existence was also the years of "The great Depression" (historically between 1928-1938) It once had clay tennis courts. I suppose the high upkeep would have made it the first area to be abandoned. All that remains now are a few of the steel posts that once outlined the courts. As with everything, nature reclaims that which was once hers.

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When the property was being laid out around 1928, It was done by old school sportsmen.

Back in the woods, at a point just above where two feeder streams merge after a meandering a mile further inland to the East, is “The Hatchery”.

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Two large swimming pool size shallow ponds were dug out for the purpose of raising fish for ongoing stocking of the lake. Each 3-4 foot above the stream in elevation with an old 12” pipe going from the pool to the stream that would be blocked until the young fish were ready to be released then removed. I have found old 2”-3” pipes half buried in the stream bank that I can only assume were used to flood water into the pools when ready to flush the fry.

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They had gone out of use years before I was born. As kids they were just a foot deep and long-forgotten landmarks we used as we roamed the woods and surrounding country side.
 
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It sure doesn’t take long for nature to reclaim the land. I was just telling one of my younger friends about a piece of woods where the trees are about 40’ tall....when I was a teen, we used to rabbit hunt that “field”. He didn’t believe that those woods were once a field, during my lifetime anyway....until I showed him some pictures.
 

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Fascinating history Jim. Better make sure the girls and grandkids hear as much of this as possible. (I'm sure they have but how much they absorbed might be the question.lol)
 
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