Welcome to SCHOCK MCCOY PRODUCTIONS by J.H.McCoy. This website will give you information about a variety of topics: nature, literature, history, and astronomy.  The ARCHIVES contains some of my articles from THE MINDEN CITY HERALD. The last two pages are a tribute to my mother, Gloria (Schock) McCoy (1923-2013) - the journal she wrote on our 1977 trip out West can be found in WRITING/GSM.  It is my hope that you will always find something interesting and informative on this website and that you will visit often.  Please sign the guest book, and thank you for stopping by.       
        J.H. (John Herbert) McCoy           
      
                 

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     NOVEMBER 12

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NOVEMBER SKY
REMEMBERING HOW IT WAS
THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK **
** With apologies to Washington Irving and THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. (1819-1820).
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Canada geese fly by.
TODAY
YESTERDAY
THE "BURN BOSS"  IN THE WHITE HELMET
1621

"GO WEST, YOUNG MAN!"
from THE OLD TEACHER'S ALMANAC (VIDEO)
++ all photos in THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK are unedited ++
EVENING PLANETS 
"THE QUESTION IS NOT WHAT YOU LOOK AT BUT WHAT YOU SEE."
 
                   HENRY DAVID THOREAU (1817 -1862)
"THE LEGEND LIVES ON...."
ROOSEVELT ARCH - NORTH ENTRANCE - YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

COYOTE OBLIGES - WOLVES TOO FAR AWAY
    SAND BEACH TOWNSHIP
                      &
AROUND MICHIGAN'S THUMB
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+++NOVEMBER  2019+++
NOV. 2     DANIEL BOONE, 1734, KENTUCKY FRONTIERSMAN
NOV. 2     JAMES K. POLK, 1795, 11TH U.S. PRESIDENT VIDEO  
NOV. 2     WARREN G. HARDING, 1865, 29TH PRESIDENT VIDEO
NOV. 4     WILL ROGERS, 1879, COWBOY HUMORIST
NOV. 5     ROY ROGERS, 1911, "KING OF THE COWBOYS"
NOV. 6     JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, 1854, COMPOSER/MARCHES
NOV. 8     BRAM STOKER, 1847, NOVELIST/"DRACULA"
NOV. 11   GEORGE S. PATTON, 1885, WWII GENERAL
NOV. 13   ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, 1850, NOVELIST/POET
NOV. 15   CLAUDE MONET, 1840, FRENCH PAINTER
NOV. 17   GORDON LIGHTFOOT, 1938, SINGER, SONG WRITER
NOV. 19   JAMES A. GARFIELD, 1831, 20TH U.S. PRESIDENT V.  
NOV. 23   FRANKLIN PIERCE, 1804, 14TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID.  
NOV. 24   ZACHERY TAYLOR, 1784, 12 U.S. PRESIDENT VIDEO 
NOV. 30   SAMUEL CLEMENS, 1835, "MARK TWAIN"/ WRITER
            
"BUFFALO JAM" ON THE ROAD TO LAMAR VALLEY
A COYOTE STROLLS PAST THE WOLF WATCHERS
JUPITER
   (SW)
SATURN
   (SW)
​DISAPPEARING INTO THE SAGEBRUSH
CHRISTMAS IN SEPTEMBER - SNOW ON THE ABSAROKA MOUNTAINS 
FROSTY MORNING - THE TETONS - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK 
PRONGHORN AT LONG RANGE
SNOW  FALLING IN GROS VENTRE CAMPGROUND
"ONLY THE ROCKS LIVE FOREVER" 
     (CENTENNIAL, JAMES A. MICHENER)
 **BLACKBIRDS 
IN THE STORM  
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BLACKBIRDS IN THE STORM (11/6/19)

"November was the ninth month of the [ten month] calendar of Romulus c. 750 BC. November retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.  November is the month of late spring in the Southern Hemisphere and late autumn in the Northern Hemisphere."  (Wikipedia)
NOVEMBER 11 - VETERANS DAY
(FORMERLY - ARMISTICE DAY, MARKING THE END OF WWI)
NOVEMBER 28  -  THANKSGIVING DAY
NOVEMBER 15
  
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"MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS, MY HEART IS NOT HERE
 MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS, A-CHASING THE DEER"         ROBERT BURNS
​"THEY BEGAN NOW TO GATHER IN THE SMALL HARVEST THEY HAD, AND TO FIT THEIR HOUSES AND DWELLINGS AGAINST WINTER....ALL SUMMER THERE WAS NO WANT; AND NOW BEGAN TO COME IN STORE OF FOWL, AS WINTER APPROACHED...AND BESIDES WATERFOWL THERE WAS GREAT STORE OF WILD TURKEYS, OF WHICH THEY TOOK MANY, BESIDES VENISON ETC."

WILLIAM BRADFORD - 1621
2ND GOVERNOR/PLYMOUTH
FROST-COVERED MOOSE FROM THE COMFORT OF THE TRUCK CAMPER
ALSO IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - GROS VENTRE CAMPGROUND
ASPENS - PEBBLE CREEK CAMPGROUND - LAMAR VALLEY
**2017 PICTURES FROM YELLOWSTONE AND GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARKS IN PHOTOS
FRUITA IS ON HIGHWAY 24 BETWEEN HANKSVILLE AND TORREY, UTAH
FREMONT RIVER
MORMON SCHOOL HOUSE, 1896
BEHUNIN CABIN, 1882
GIFFORD FARM HOUSE, 1908
GOOSENECKS OVERLOOK
PENDLETON BARN, 1908
IN THE 1880S, MORMONS ESTABLISHED THE SMALL SETTLEMENT OF FRUITA AT
THE CONFLUENCE OF THE FREMONT RIVER AND SULPHUR CREEK.  THEY BUILT IRRIGATION SYSTEMS AND PLANTED FRUIT TREES.

THE TREES AND A FEW BUILDINGS REMAIN, BUT THEY ARE GONE.  

THE AREA BECAME A NATIONAL MONUMENT IN 1937.  
(FOR PHOTOS OF OTHER UTAH ATTRACTIONS,GOBLIN VALLEY S.P. & DINOSAUR N.M., GO TO NEWS & VIEWS)
HISTORIC ORCHARDS CONTAIN OVER 3,OOO TREES
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