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"Lynette R. Cook" <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 10 Aug 2000 14:32:13 -0800
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Hi All,

When one of my new "fans" noticed the Permian Extinction painting on my web
site and learned I'm a scientific illustrator, he sent me a notice about an
upcoming trip involving trilobites. I know very little about this gentleman,
but if you're into fossils and trilobites you might be interested in knowing
about it. I'm posting it in case you want to know more.

Lynette R. Cook
Astronomical Artist/Scientific Illustrator
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on 8/10/00 11:13 AM, John Moffitt at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Moffitt
> Sent: Monday, August 07, 2000 3:49 PM
> Subject: trilobite field trip (Sep 1st - 4th)
> paleo adventurers -
> The Labor Day Paleozoic collecting trip is on ...
> My exploration trip to Oklahoma this weekend was wildly
> successful! I managed to talk myself into three of the
> top four classic trilobite localities in the Arbuckle
> Mountains ... maybe will even add a couple of really fun
> smaller stops (i.e the float bulbs for those Silurian
> crinoids that swam upside down). If you want to
> collect trilobites, you may never have a better or a
> closer opportunity ... one spot is just between leases
> and we could even lose it during the next three weeks.
> A special thanks to Neal Immega (Houston Museum of
> Natural Sciences) who shared the driving and preparations
> with me on this weekend.
> This could be the last greatest opportunity for you to
> experience what I used to have in the old days, before
> people started leasing these localities for commercial
> digging and preparation of trilobites! There are many
> great stories about these famous localities and I will
> be sharing those over the next weeks. Also learn about
> trilobites and what is going on in the fossil world with
> regards to trilobites.
> We will take advantage of the three day Labor Day weekend
> in order to have two full days of collecting fossils.
> Basically, you will drive up Friday afternoon or evening
> of Sept 1st. Then we will collect every hour of daylight
> for two days (Saurday and Sunday). Monday, Sept 4th, will
> be reserved for perhaps some minor collecting on the way
> back south toward Houston, or maybe a little water fun
> and then a drive back. We will be discussing possible
> collecting options over the next three weeks.
> I will be bringing this up for the general (non-email)
> population at the August paleo meeting ... Tuesday,
> August 15th. But motel reservations will be getting rare
> pretty fast. Feel free to forward this to other paleo
> people that might have missed this list ... please
> forgive multiple copies of this email if it turns out
> that you are on more than one person's list ... I
> want to get this out fast and not spend time editing
> email address lists.
> You need to email me back that you are in the interested
> group ... estimated number of people in your group and
> your level of interest would be helpful. I will likely
> not be emailing all of the trip's detailed information to
> everybody that I know ... just the group responding to
> this email. At some point, I will need to know the rough
> number of people showing up.
> This trip will be open to several paleo clubs. Some
> localities will have a small collecting fee (less than
> $16 total for the whole weekend). We want only serious
> individuals ... trash will not be left behind, and
> release forms will need to be signed. High walls are
> not a problem at most localities, but a hard hat should
> be in your kit in case we get into a certain quarry.
> If you are not on the second generation e-lists, you will
> most certainly miss the meeting places and meeting times.
> This is the Labor Day weekend and the Arbuckles are a
> popular spot to visit. You should make your motel
> reservations the minute after you read this email. Neal
> and I are already staying at the Chickasaw Lodge (great
> rates for a non-smoking queen-size bed). I'm reserved
> for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (three nights),
> but everybody will have their own plans. There is a
> National Park inside Sulphur and a fantastic city park
> at Davis ... camping should not be a problem (check
> out the net).
> You can always cancel your motel if you change your mind.
> It should be an easy six hour drive from Houston to the
> motel in Sulphur .... I-45 all the way to Dallas, switch
> over to I-35 there and then north through Denton, across
> the border, continue through Ardmore and the famous
> Arbuckle Mountain roadcuts to the Davis exit off of
> I-35 ... then right on Okla 7 (east) to Sulphur. Timing
> and two city rush-hours will greatly effect your
> own result, but plan on 5.5 to 7.5 hours of travel.
> Please note that ...
> gives Motels and Hotels in Sulphur, Oklahoma. Then ...
> provides the Motels and Hotels in Ada, Oklahoma.
> I'll add the motel information below ...
> - John
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sulphur will have the meeting place for the Sunday portion of the field
> trip, and it is only 30 to 40 minutes southwest of Ada. Everything on
> the second day will be close to Sulphur ... including some water fun if
> people need to cool off. To make it easy, I'm staying in Sulphur for
> Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night ... Sulphur is cheaper, nicer, and
> a little smaller than Ada (my opinion).
> Sulphur, Oklahoma motels:
> Chickasaw Motor Inn, W 1st St & Muskogee St, Sulphur, OK 73086,
> (580-622-2156)
> Super 8 Motel, 2110 W Broadway Ave, Sulphur, OK 73086, (580-622-6500)
> and a number of smaller places ...
> Artesian Bed & Breakfast, 1022 W 12th St, Sulphur, OK 73086,
> (580-622-5254)
> Home Sweet Home Accomodations, 1406 E 3rd St, Sulphur, OK 73086,
> (580-622-2582)
> Jimmy's Motel, 1905 W Broadway Ave, Sulphur, OK 73086, (580-622-3529)
> Olde Bathhouse, 1102 W Lindsay Ave, Sulphur, OK 73086, (580-622-5930)
> Town Motel, 1223 W Broadway Ave, Sulphur, OK 73086, (580-622-3010)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> The meeting place for 7 AM Saturday morning will be inside Ada, but on
> the southeast side of town ... details later.
> Ada, Oklahoma motels:
> Holiday Inn, 400 NE Richardson Loop, Ada, OK 74820, (580-332-9000)
> Raintree Motor Inn (Best Western), 1100 N Mississippi Ave,
> Ada, OK 74820, (580-332-6262)
> and a number of smaller places ...
> Indian Hills Motel, 1017 N Broadway Ave, Ada, OK 74820, (580-332-3883)
> Silver Spur Motel, 1900 N Broadway Ave, Ada, OK 74820, (580-436-3310)
> Trails Motel, 1115 N Broadway Ave, Ada, OK 74820, (580-332-4995)
> Village Inn, 1121 Cradduck Rd, Ada, OK 74820, (580-332-4000)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Durant is at least an hour drive from Ada and even a little farther
> from Sulphur, but it offers another option. Also Ardmore is maybe a
> little closer to Sulphur but maybe farther from Ada ... it offers
> many motels and yet another option. I didn't bother to check Ardmore,
> because I didn't go through there on this last trip.
> Durant, Oklahoma motels:
> Comfort Inn - (580) 924-8881
> Holiday Inn - (580) 924-5432
> Two large motels right next to US 75, same exit in Durant ... right
> at the intersection of US 75 with US 70. These are good motels when
> the Clarita area is of utmost importance ... not this time.
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