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SEP19041 SEP 1904 1

Photo Archive No. 333.1.1904.09

PS 333. Sept. 18, 1904. Top of Orphan Butte. Griffiths. Credit National Archives 83-FB-3136.

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OCT19971 OCT 1997 1

Photo Archive No. 333.1.1997.10

PS 333. October 1997. Facing northeast. M. McClaran.

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333_1_2007_10 OCT 2007 1

Photo Archive No. 333.1.2007.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2007. Facing north northeast. Pastures 6B and 6D. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. USGS marker is visible at bottom of image. Many rocks in foreground have been moved since last photo in 1997. Note photographer’s shadow cast in foreground in this and all previous images. Celtis plant at far left foreground, Lehmann lovegrass, cottontop and pappusgrass are common in foreground. Distant view similar to that in PS 332.2 and new PS 336.1. Plants in bottom right foreground block view that was present in 1904 image. Many of the same Celtis plants and some catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. M. McClaran photographer, K Predick assistant.

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333_1_2012_10 OCT 2012 1

Photo Archive No. 333.1.2012.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2012. 5:02 PM. Facing north northeast. Pastures 6B and 6D. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, 1/125 shutter at f 11.0, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. USGS marker is visible at bottom of image. Some rocks in right foreground have been moved since last photo in 2007. Note photographer’s shadow cast in foreground in this and all previous images. Celtis plant at far left foreground, Lehmann lovegrass, cottontop and pappusgrass are common in foreground. Distant view similar to that in PS 332.2 and new PS 336.1. Plants in bottom right foreground block view that was present in 1904 image. Many of the same Celtis plants and some catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. In 2007, mesquite on both sides of road were cut to base for new fence. By 2012, those trees had resprouted to a large size. Otherwise, no major differences compared to 2007 image. About 80% of the Celtis plants are dead in bottom foreground right (in shadow) M. McClaran photographer, K Hawkes assistant.

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SEP19042 SEP 1904 2

Photo Archive No. 333.2.1904.09

PS 333. Sept. 18, 1904. Orphan Butte. Griffiths. Credit National Archives 83-FB-3138.

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OCT19972 OCT 1997 2

Photo Archive No. 333.2.1997.10

PS 333. October 1997. Facing east. M. McClaran.

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333_2_2007_10 OCT 2007 2

Photo Archive No. 333.2.2007.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2007. Facing east. Pasture 6A. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. Camera should have been slightly more elevated to match 1904 and 1997 photographs. Rocks in foreground have not moved since last photo in 1997. Lehmann lovegrass plants in foreground. Plants in bottom right foreground block view that was present in 1904 image. Many of the same Celtis plants and possibly catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. M. McClaran photographer, K Predick assistant.

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333_2_2012_10 OCT 2012 2

Photo Archive No. 333.2.2012.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2012 4:59 PM. Facing east. Pasture 6A. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, 1/125 shutter at f 11.0, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. Same location as 333.1. One rock in center foreground was removed since 2007. Plants in bottom right foreground block view that was present in 1904 image. Many of the same Celtis plants and possibly catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. M. McClaran photographer, K Hawkes assistant.

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SEP19043 SEP 1904 3

Photo Archive No. 333.3.1904.09

PS 333. Sept. 18, 1904. From top, Orphan Butte, large inclosure. Griffiths. Credit National Archives 83-FB-3137.

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OCT19973 OCT 1997 3

Photo Archive No. 333.3.1997.10

PS 333. October 1997. Facing southeast. M. McClaran.

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333_3_2007_10 OCT 2007 3

Photo Archive No. 333.3.2007.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2007. Facing southeast. Pastures 6A and 6E. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. Camera should have been directed slightly more to the left to match 1904 and 1997 images. Rocks in foreground have been moved very little since last photo in 1997. Larger shrubs in middle foreground in Celtis with some Lycium plants, and same plant present in 1997, and probably same plant as 1904. Lehmann lovegrass plants in foreground. Note 2 large possible barrel cacti in mid-left below first wash, these plants appear in 1997 image, but are much smaller than in 2007. These plants also appear in 334.1.2000.10 and 334.1.2007.10. Many of the same Celtis plants and possibly catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. Very similar view as PS 334.1. M. McClaran photographer, K Predick assistant.

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333_3_2012_10 OCT 2012 3

Photo Archive No. 333.3.2012.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2012. 3:52 PM. Facing southeast. Pastures 6A and 6E. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, 1/125 shutter at f 11.0, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. Same location as 333.1. and 333.2. One rock in center foreground was removed since 2007. Larger shrubs in middle foreground in Celtis with some Lycium plants, and probably same plant as 1904. Barrel cacti noted in 2007 are no longer standing below first wash. Many of the same Celtis plants and possibly catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. Very similar view as PS 334.1. M. McClaran photographer, K Hawkes assistant.

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SEP19044 SEP 1904 4

Photo Archive No. 333.4.1904.09

PS 333. Sept. 18, 1904. Orphan Butte. Griffiths. Credit National Archives 83-FB-3139.

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OCT19974 OCT 1997 4

Photo Archive No. 333.4.1997.10

PS 333. October 1997. Facing south. M. McClaran.

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333_4_2007_10 OCT 2007 4

Photo Archive No. 333.4.2007.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2007. Facing southwest. Pastures 6A and 2N. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, Canon 5D Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. Camera should have been directed slightly more to the left to match 1904 and 1997 images. Rocks in foreground have been moved very little since last photo in 1997. Many of the same Celtis plants and possibly catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. Very similar view as PS 335.1. M. McClaran photographer, K Predick assistant.

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333_4_2012_10 OCT 2012 4

Photo Archive No. 333.4.2012.10

PS. 333. 04 October 2012. 3:39 PM. Facing southwest. Pastures 6A and 2N. Elevation 1228 m. ISO 100, 35mm focal length, 1/125 shutter at f 11.0, Canon 5D Mark II Digital Camera. No witness present, camera and tripod 3 m south southwest of USGS elevation marker at top of Huerfano Butte. Camera on west side of N-S ridgeline. Placed slightly south of location for 333.1, 333.2, and 333.3. One rock in center foreground was removed since 2007. Many of the same Celtis plants and possibly catclaw plants in distance are same plants present in 1904. Very similar view as PS 335.1. M. McClaran photographer, K Hawkes assistant.

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