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In History's Wake

In History’s Wake
Photograph by Ira Block

University of Missouri geographer James Harlan, in front, and historian Jim Denny of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources use a handheld global positioning system (GPS) to check the new map near Manitou Bluffs, not far from Columbia, Missouri. Here Lewis and Clark found rock paintings of human figures with antler-like protuberances on their heads—devils to Clark, spirits to Native Americans. “With GPS you could walk right to the place, and, by George, there’s a painting on that rock,” says Harlan.




Camera: Canon EOSIN
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 17-35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Late afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Not recorded


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