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  • #16
    In some instances?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Vestalpatience View Post
      Yes, was a fellow service man. Fenn tried to find him. Note that Fenn did redraw the fan shape from the original. At least this is How I’ve settled or researched it.The treasure is in a similar landscape as others have stated.
      What "fan shape" ?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Old Pilot View Post

        What "fan shape" ?
        Old Pilot Maybe Im wrong, but I saw an original version of the drawing from a videotaped meeting with the book designers and Fenn (on a youtube video), the vlogger pointed out that the "fan" design over the JF initials is different and more pronounced than from the original. Sorry I can't give more info than that- this was awhile ago. The Vlogger was the woman with the sweet voice that reads passages from the books- y'all might know who Im talking about. I dont pay much attention to videos of the Chase.

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        • #19
          The following was reported by Mindy based on a response she received from Forrest:

          “The drawing on page 99 was made by a war correspondent/combat illustrator whose initials are JF. I was an instructor pilot in Vietnam, which meant it was my job to take non pilots on combat missions so they could see what war is really like, mostly high ranking military officers and war correspondents. I flew with that JF guy in the back seat of my F-100F. I'm sure I knew his name when we flew in 1968, but when I wrote TFTW, forty two, of so years later, his name had escaped me...

          That drawing is not a map of any kind and I did not draw it...

          I spent some time looking for JF because I wanted to send him a copy of my book. I could not find him. I even advertised in the Air Force Times for information about him and came up with zero. I think he was a civilian, but don't remember. I figured if he ever saw my book he would contact me. If you want to launch a serious search I think he could be located if he is still alive.”


          This is obviously second-hand but has a lot of detail that I doubt would be manufactured.
          Toby recently captured him joking with someone at Collected Works with the comment "some people believe this is a map" when asked to sign page 99.
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          "Misquotations are the only quotations that are never misquoted." - Hesketh Pearson

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 1keyword View Post
            What Russell saw in Yellowstone affected him deeply. He had reverent memories of one place in particular, a "Secluded Valley," located on the Lamar River near the mouth of Soda Butte Creek.
            There is something in the wild romantic scenery of this valley which I cannot. . . describe; but the impressions made upon my mind while gazing from a high eminence on the surrounding landscape one evening as the sun was gently gliding behind the western mountain and casting its gigantic shadows across the vale were such as time can never efface from my memory . . . for my own part I almost wished I could spend the remainder of my days in a place like this where happiness and contentment seemed to reign in wild romantic splendor.
            Sorry, who is Russell?
            tks

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            • #21
              Originally posted by 1Trailblazer2019 View Post
              3,4-5 / 6,8-10 / 12,16-20. The long leg is key.
              Are you suggesting trigonometry?
              tks

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              • #22
                Osbourne Russel? Journal of a trapper? was one of Fenn's heroes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Russell
                https://www.amazon.com/Journal-Trapp.../dp/1541104935

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by 1keyword View Post
                  Osbourne Russel? Journal of a trapper? was one of Fenn's heroes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Russell
                  https://www.amazon.com/Journal-Trapp.../dp/1541104935
                  Thanks. Of course. Did you read it? I have it in my Amazon cart. It's only $5. When I decide to buy TFTW I'll get both. Click image for larger version

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by 1keyword View Post
                    Osbourne Russel? Journal of a trapper? was one of Fenn's heroes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_Russell
                    https://www.amazon.com/Journal-Trapp.../dp/1541104935
                    I’ve read it about 3 times all the way through. Hard to put down. It really enriched all my trips up to the Yellowstone region to think of what it must have been like to be alone in that big mysterious country; trapping, fighting against and communing with Indians, and trying to survive, in general as a trapper in those days. I’m surprised there’s no mention of anyone suffering from scurvy. Trappers of that time chiefly ate meat from anything they could kill (grizzly, elk sheep, bison, deer, etc.). Maybe they ate enough berries or other foraged plant-sourced items to get the Vitamin C that was needed.

                    At any rate, I agree, nothing made more of an impression on Russell than his Secluded Valley. I’ve spent enough time there myself that the impressions made upon my mind are such that time can never efface from my memory.

                    Did you know that Druid Peak used to have a different name?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Rorschach.Tested View Post

                      Thanks. Of course. Did you read it? I have it in my Amazon cart. It's only $5. When I decide to buy TFTW I'll get both. Click image for larger version

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                      you can find it in PDF form for nothing... It's a good read. the secret valley is part of my solve. I'm of the school that there are SEVERAL clues in the poem or hints in addition to the nine..

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                      • #26
                        you may be interested in this one as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0870813838...v_ov_lig_dp_it

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by 1keyword View Post
                          you may be interested in this one as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0870813838...v_ov_lig_dp_it
                          Thanks!

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