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TOPLIFF, UTAH - WESTERN MINING TOWN




Topliff was an active mining town from 1875 to 1937. It was set up to remove limestone from a nearby quarry to be used in the smelters up north. A rail spur was run down from the main line up by where hwy. 73 is now. UPDATE, CURRENTLY THE QUARRY IS ACTIVELY BEING MINED FOR LIMESTONE ROCK AND THE AREA IS CLOSED TO TRASPASSERS. THE ROCK IS BEING USED FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE PARK CITY AREA. A CEMEMT PLANT IS EXPECTED TO BUILD IN THE NEAR FUTURE. (17 June 2003).
THIS DRILL RIG PREPARES THE ROCK FOR BLASTING. - THE AREA IS CLEARLY MARKED, as of 18 Feb, 2003 the quarry has been secured with a locked gate. These guys are serious!

THE OLD RAILROAD LINE BECAME THE GRADED ROAD SOUTH TO WHAT'S LEFT OF TOPLIFF. THE RAILROAD LINE WAS USED TO HAUL THE LIMESTONE NORTH. YOU CAN SEE THE QUARRY AND TOPLIFF HILL ON THE LEFT.

A trainload per day of crushed limestone was hauled out during the active period of the mine. TODAY THIS SHOVEL IS REMOVING SEVERAL TRUCKLOADS OF ROCK PER DAY.
A TRUCKLOAD OF ROCK HEADED NORTH. IF YOU SEE THIS GUY COMING, MAKE WAY CAUSE HE'LL BE FLYING.


Topliff is located 5.3 miles south of SR 73 on the old rail bed. The water tower is easily visible as you approach the site.
Map of Topliff, UT

THE OLD DUMP HAS NOW BEEN REMOVED/THE ROAD NORTH TO 5 MILE PASS AND HWY 73
Water tower for the train (1997). THE TOWER HAS NOW BEEN DECORATED WITH ELABORATE GRAFFITTI. APPARENTLY THE LOCAL CATTLE HAVE ORGANIZED THEMSELVES INTO GANGS.



Some target practice








***************** ROBERT FRANK TOPLIFF 7/12/1919 - 4/7/2006 ****************











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LOOKING SOUTH TOWARD MEXICAN HAT, UT AND THE SAN JUAN RIVER. CEDAR MESA IS THE MAIN FEATURE IN THE BACKGROUND (11 Nov 2001)


The San Juan Inn at Mexican Hat, UT. No Phone, no Radio, just quiet.

WITH DAN RANDALL UP ON CEDAR MESA - WE SERVED TOGETHER ON USS THEODORE E CHANDLER DD-717



**********RONALD WILSON REAGAN 1911 to 2004**********



Our 40th President gave this nation hope and made possible the liberation of millions of people. He once said "The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse".

A military Honor Guard carries President Reagan to his State Funeral as the Joint Chiefs salute.


Caisson --The Old Guard Caisson Platoon of the Military District of Washington's 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment transport President Reagan during the Washington, D.C., phase of the funeral. The caisson consists of six horses of the same color, three riders, and a section chief mounted on a separate horse. The caisson itself is a converted transport wagon for a 75mm cannon.



President Reagan's boots face to the rear as Seargeant York is led behind the caisson. Caparisoned horse --a riderless horse following the caisson. President Reagan's boots are reversed in the stirrups of the empty saddle to symbolize that the warrior will never ride again.


"On behalf of a grateful nation...................." Captain John W. Goodwin, Captain of the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)presents the folded flag to Mrs. Nancy Reagan










"Destroyer Man" by Walter Brightwell, on the fantail of the Chandler


TOUR OF DUTY WITH MEN WHO STAND AGAINST THE TIDE

Home ported at Long Beach, California, the Chandler was deployed to the Western Pacific for a 2 year tour of duty from mid 1966 to mid 1968. During this time she was based in Yokosuka, Japan. However most of her time was spent on duty in the Tonkin Gulf involved in the Viet Nam conflict.

NAVY HYMN

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!





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STAN COOPER WITH HIS BROOMHANDLE IN 9MM













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Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy The Home Page

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"Spider" John Koerner ***************Tony "Little Sun" Glover ***************Dave "Snaker" Ray (1943-2002)

I'm sad to report that Dave Ray died on Thanksgiving Day, 2002. On December 13th, around the time of KRG's annual "reunion," hundreds of fellow musicians and friends gathered to remember the man and his music at First Ave. Koerner read a list of sympathy messages and Dave's wife, MJ talked frankly about his struggle with lung cancer. The evening was capped off with a moving performance by Koerner and Glover, with an empty chair for Dave.

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