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That statue is the Ancient Mariner, from the Samuel Coolridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
http://en.wikipedia....Ancient_Mariner

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Probably an easy one, but in keeping with the theme of fossils...

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Hmmmm... Fossilized Mastadon in black goo... clue from D. Barnes...

I'm going all in on the La Brea Tar Pits on Wilshire Blvd in LA.

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In keeping with the fossil theme I am presenting the following field that is very unique from a public perspective. In what city is it?

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Hmmmm... Fossilized Mastadon in black goo... clue from D. Barnes...

I'm going all in on the La Brea Tar Pits on Wilshire Blvd in LA.

:lol: You got me.

(I was there just last week. Representing fossils.)
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That statue is the Ancient Mariner, from the Samuel Coolridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
http://en.wikipedia....Ancient_Mariner


Yes, but that is not the poem that could have been longer, and what are the two places?
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That statue is the Ancient Mariner, from the Samuel Coolridge poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner":
http://en.wikipedia....Ancient_Mariner


Yes, but that is not the poem that could have been longer, and what are the two places?



Ah-ha...well, about an hour of reading later, I think I may have the answer:
Poem: "The Prelude" and "the Excursion" by William Wordsworth - the first and second parts of the unfinished "The Recluse"
Places: Holford (where Wordsworth lived)and Nether Stowey(where Coleridge and Wordsworth wrote together)

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Ah-ha...well, about an hour of reading later, I think I may have the answer:
Poem: "The Prelude" and "the Excursion" by William Wordsworth - the first and second parts of the unfinished "The Recluse".
Places: Holford (where Wordsworth lived) and Nether Stowey(where Coleridge and Wordsworth wrote together)

Very good try, but [a] Holford wasn't named on the map, and [b] I said that one of the places was west of Watchet. You were right with Nether Stowey and Coleridge.

The poem I was looking for was 'Kubla Khan'
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree: / Where Alph, the sacred river, ran / Through caverns measureless to man / Down to a sunless sea. ...

The other place I was looking for was Porlock, and the story is that 'a person from Porlock' interupted Coleridge as he was transcribing the poem that had come to him during an opium-influenced dream. The phrase has entered English as a generic for an external disturbance of creative time. See the wikipedia article on Person_from_Porlock.

I'll shut up now and let people get on with Matthew's current location!
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Thanks Paul, a worthwhile clarification - that poem recalls a much enjoyed pop hit from the mid-80's by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. :rolleyes:

Now back to the current fossil-themed Guess That Location.

This location is the only place in the country where you can drive-up, pay a small fee (~$5) and start digging. You can keep up to three fossils for your hard work - mastadon tusks included.

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This county seat has a population of about 500 folks and nice courthouse where they put on a respectable bluegrass festival in July followed by the county fair and rodeo a month later, but it's real claim to fame are the fossils.

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I think I found the eponymous location in Matthew's neighborhood, but I'm not going to name it, as we need some others involved in the competition!
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oh, Ha!

Fossil, Oregon!

http://en.wikipedia..../Fossil,_Oregon

Ironic.

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Eponymously named indeed!

Congrats to both of you.

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mikeb226 - Your turn?
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For the sake of the game I submit the following location. This spiritual place is not quite finished, though a recent visit saw nearly 800/1000 complete.
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