Monday, March 31, 2008

Saginaw Valley Logging

Logs at Red Keg

This is what twenty-five mill feet of logs looks like

Wenonah Park with a view of the Sage Mill

This view from Wenonah Park to the West Side must come from after 1908. The Sage Mill buildings can still be seen in the background eventhough the mill had closed in 1892.

Monday, March 24, 2008

North American Comet Catastrophe 10,900 BC Part 1

This may be the end of a view of the populating of the Americas.  Now, the truth of this event from outer space has to be established and the truth of whether that was an end to the Clovis people now believed to have originated in Europe or whether they merged with the new arrivals from Asia to become Native Americans has to be discovered. 



Investigations of a buried layer at sites from California to Belgium reveal materials that include metallic microspherules, carbon spherules, nanodiamonds, fullerenes, charcoal, and soot. The layer's composition may indicate that a massive body, possibly a comet, exploded in the atmosphere over the Laurentide Ice Sheet 12,900 years ago. The timing coincides with a great die-off of mammoths and other North American megafauna and the onset of a period of cooling in Northern Europe and elsewhere known as the Younger Dryas Event. The American Clovis culture appears to have been dramatically effected, even terminated, at this same time. Speakers will discuss numerous lines of evidence contributing to the impact hypothesis. The nature and frequency of this new kind of impact event could have major implications for our understanding of extinctions and climate change. (less)


Discovery Channel :: News - Archaeology :: Study: Comet Wiped Out First Americans


May 30, 2007 — A large extraterrestrial object exploded over the heads of the first Americans about 13,000 years ago, wiping them out and making big mammals and other prehistoric creatures disappear, according to a new U.S. study.

Presented last week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Acapulco, Mexico, the controversial research proposes that the extraterrestrial blast triggered a catastrophic millennium-long cold spell.

The dramatic climate change would have been the major cause for the sudden disappearance of mammoths throughout much of Europe and America and the demise of the Clovis people, the New World's most sophisticated hunters.

"The impact occurred precisely when the megafauna suddenly disappeared from North America. The Earth, which was warming from the last ice age, was plunged suddenly into a 1,000-year period of cooling known as the Younger Dryas," nuclear scientist Richard Firestone of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California, told Discovery News.

Discovery Channel :: News - Archaeology :: Study: Comet Wiped Out First Americans


The History Channel has a program, Journey to 10,000 BC, which presents all this material along with the view that the Americas were populated from both Europe and Asia.  The program shows the relationship of Clovis points to those done in Spain.  It also speaks about the meeting of humans from Europe and Asia and of the possible results.  These groups merged and became the Folsom People. 


Friday, March 07, 2008

Mackinac in 1837

Bay City Times Extra -


Bay City teen carries on Scottish tradition of bagpiping

Bay City Times Extra -




The Bay City Times did a special section on the fire.  The audio portions of the report are especially useful.  There are also some pictures that I have not seen before so I recommend visiting the site by clicking on the link above.


Fred Welsh


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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Hi everyone, I posted a new episode to my podcast, Fredericks podcast.

Click this link to check it out:
Impressions of Mackinac Island 1837

- Frederick