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19021 1902 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.1902

PS 233. 1902. Griffiths No. 1018. Pyramid Hill. The grasses in the foreground are almost entirely Bouteloua aristidoides and Aristida americana.

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SEP19410 SEP 1941 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.1941.09

A-1938. Photo Station No. 233. Retake of Photo No. 1018 originally taken by Griffiths in 1902. Early photo showed almost entire absence of cacti and shrubs, except along washes. In more recent years, mesquite and cholla cactus have come in and occupy a noticeable part of the ground. (5x7) Sept. 1941. 104. NOTE: Photo A-1939 also archived under this number but not included on the web page is the same view.

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SEP19510 SEP 1951 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.1951.09

P.S. 233. B-51-12. Looking west at Huerfano. 50-32-13 3/4". Repeat of Griffith 1018. Bohning, SRER. 14 Sept. 1951.

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SEP19710 SEP 1971 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.1971.09

CA-1900. 9-7-71. SRER. Photo Station 233. Repeat of B-51-12, A 1938 and A49-185.

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JAN19870 JAN 1987 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.1987.01

PS 233. Azimuth 264. Jan. 4, 1987. RFB. Canon AE-1 camera (35mm). 35mm WA lens. Robert F. Buttery. NOTE: This direction has been discontinued; mesquite tree blocks view.

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APR20031 APR 2003 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.2003.04

PS 233. April 11, 2003. Looking west. 100 ASA film. 35mm lens focal length. Conditions very dry. Mesquite leaves remain from previous year; new leaves yet to emerge. M. McClaran.

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233_1_2007_03 MAR 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.2007.03

PS. 233. 16 March 2007. Facing west, Azimuth 264. Pasture 6D. Elevation 1159 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present, camera above witness. Mesquite alive. Prickly pear and cholla present. Drainage from Road 505 deposits water and sediment in view. One burroweed under foreground mesquite with bush muhly. Burroweed in center is best condition seen this year. Cottontop and Lehmann lovegrass present. Compared to 2003, more prickly pear now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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233_1_2013_03 MAR 2013 1

Photo Archive No. 233.1.2013.03

PS. 233. 22 March 2013. 10:32 am. Facing west, Azimuth 265. Pasture 6D. Elevation 1142 m. ISO 125, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present, within prickly pear, camera above witness. Mesquite alive. Prickly pear and cholla present. Drainage from Road 505 deposits water and sediment in view. Cottontop, threeawn, and Lehmann lovegrass present, and bush muhly under mesquite on left. Of two cholla in center, large one in front is dead and smaller in back is alive. Compared to 2007, burroweed condition declined but more plants present; more grass; and prickly pear number and condition declined. M. McClaran photographer, K. Hawkes assistant.

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SEP19711 SEP 1971 2

Photo Archive No. 233.2.1971.09

CA-1901. 9-7-71. SRER. 8 feet west of Photo Station 233. NOTE: Photo CA-1902 also archived under this number but not included on the web page is the same view.

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JAN19870 JAN 1987 2

Photo Archive No. 233.2.1987.01

PS 233. Azimuth 264. Jan. 14, 1987. RFB. Canon AE-1 camera (35mm). 35mm WA lens. Robert F. Buttery. Taken 16' closer to Huerfano Butte to keep mesquite from blocking picture.

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NOV19982 NOV 1998 2

Photo Archive No. 233.2.1998.11

PS 233. November 21, 1998, 12:45 p.m. Facing west. Azimuth 264 (8' west of PS 233). Pasture 6D. 35mm lens focal length. Five meters in front of fence post because mesquite tree blocks view. M. McClaran.

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APR20032 APR 2003 2

Photo Archive No. 233.2.2003.04

PS 233. April 11, 2003. Looking west. 100 ASA film. 35mm lens focal length. Twelve ft west of 233.1. M. McClaran.

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233_2_2007_03 MAR 2007 2

Photo Archive No. 233.2.2007.03

PS. 233. 16 March 2007. Facing west, Azimuth 264. Pasture 6D. Elevation 1159 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. Witness present, camera 4 m west of witness because mesquite partially blocks view. Mesquite alive. Prickly pear, barrel and cholla present. Drainage from Road 505 deposits water and sediment in view. Burroweed in center is best condition seen this year. Cottontop, tanglehead and Lehmann lovegrass present. Compared to 2003, more prickly pear now. M. McClaran photographer, A. Nafus assistant.

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233_2_2013_03 MAR 2013 2

Photo Archive No. 233.2.2013.03

PS. 233. 22 March 2013. 10:50 am. Facing west, Azimuth 265. Pasture 6D. Elevation 1142 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. Witness present, camera 4 m west of witness because mesquite partially blocks view. Mesquite alive. Prickly pear, barrel and cholla present. Drainage from Road 505 deposits water and sediment in view. Cottontop, threeawn, and Lehmann lovegrass present. Compared to 2007, burroweed condition declined but more plants present; more grass, especially cottontop under midground mesquite, but no tanglehead; and prickly pear number and condition declined. M. McClaran photographer, K. Hawkes assistant.

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