January 12, 2010

Preparing for War Preserves the Past (Sometimes)

A fantastic amount of prehistoric rock art survives in Nevada because it lies within a Navy bombing range.

The linked article offers other examples of the same.

My favorite local example is Fort Carson, which has elk, wild turkeys, etc. Ironically, had not the Army requisitioned that land for training during Word War II, it would all be Colorado Springs subdivisions now.

There is a word for people who cannot appreciate irony: fanatics.

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