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Dog-pelt lichen

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Gneissic banding

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Forest primeval

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Goldenrod Crab Spider (with fly)

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It would be natural to suppose that after escaping all the danger attendant for upon nearly nine years residence in a wild inhospitable region like the Rocky Mountains where I was daily and a great part of the time hourly anticipating danger from hostile Savages and other sources, I should on arriving in a civilized and enlightened community live in comparative security free from the harassing intrigues of Dames Fortunes Eldest daughter but I found it was all a delusion for danger is not always the greatest when most apparent…

–Osbourne Russell

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