Saturday, August 9, 2014

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During the Great Western Trek last year, I ended up (accidentally) concentrating on westward history -- gold rushes, the Oregon Trail, that kind of thing.

As I look toward this year's trip, what do I find?

Tesla memorials.

Love Canal, the first Superfund site.

The spot where the reactors from the Manhattan Project are buried.

In other words, scientific history, a lot of it falling into the "Things That Were Dangerous" realm. And you know what? I'm going to visit as many of them as I can. Because that's who I am.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

There's a uranium tailings pile near Arches. Sounds like a good enough reason to me. :)

Ashley said...

Well, heck, I already wanted to go back to Utah ... Now there's just one more thing to see!