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Lindsay's Folly (mentioned in my last post) turned out to be less impressive than I had hoped. These graffiti-covered walls are the only ones still standing, though there are sections of concrete foundation and chunks of masonry scattered over quite a large area. It was built by Calgary pioneer Dr. Neville Lindsay in the years before World War I. He sank $200,000 into it (about $4 million in today's dollars) before abandoning the project.

The main reason I went there today was to find a geocache I hadn't been able to find last weekend. It was a tricky one, rated 4.5 out of 5 stars for difficulty, with a message to decipher and multiple stages. I was quite pleased when I found it; the last time it was found was back in September.
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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

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    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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