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Thursday, September 04, 2014

When the one that left us here



* Springfield: Police-community relations topic in first NAACP forum.

* Before humans walked the Earth, Illinois was near the equator:

A warm, moist breeze blows through the swampy forest at what is now Danville, Illinois. An eight-foot-long millipede scurries by. Nearby, a dragonfly with a foot-wide wingspan zips through the 100-foot-tall fern trees. It’s 300 million years before the present day - before the supercontinent Pangaea broke apart, and long before any dinosaurs walked the earth.
That swampy forest has survived for millions of years as a field of fossils buried 250 feet below the surface near Danville. Discovered in 2007 in the Riola and Vermillion Grove coal mines, the forest has given scientists important clues about Illinois’ ancient past.
300 million years ago

Amazing photos, too.

* Returns for us at last
We are but a moment's sunlight
Fading in the grass

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now -- Chet Powers, a/k/a Dino Valenti; The Youngbloods

Posted by Marie at September 4, 2014 9:55 PM