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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JANUARY 30, 2015
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       JANUARY 10

  FULL WOLF MOON

       2:21 P.M. ET


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JANUARY SKY
REMEMBERING HOW IT WAS
THE CAMERA SKETCH BOOK **
** With apologies to Washington Irving and THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT. (1819-1820).
    (Click on small "pics" to enlarge)
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
                          &
 THE THUMB AND THE NATION
J.H.MCCOY
+++JANUARY  2020+++
JAN. 1    PAUL REVERE, 1735, REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO
JAN. 1    BETSY ROSS, 1752, DESIGNED THE FIRST U.S. FLAG
JAN. 3    J.R.R.TOLKIEN, 1892, "LORD OF THE RINGS" / FRODO
JAN. 6    MILLARD FILLMORE, 1800, 13TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID.
JAN. 8    ELVIS PRESLEY, 1935, "KING OF ROCK 'N ROLL"
JAN. 9    RICHARD M. NIXON, 1913, 37TH U.S. PRESIDENT VID.
JAN. 12  RUSH LIMBAUGH, 1951, CONSERVATIVE TALK HOST
JAN. 15  MARTIN LUTHER KING, 1929, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST
JAN. 17  BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 1706, STATESMAN, INVENTOR
JAN. 19  ROBERT E. LEE, 1807, CONFEDERATE GENERAL
JAN. 19  EDGAR ALLAN POE, 1809, HORROR STORIES/POEMS
JAN. 27  LEWIS CARROLL, 1832, "ALICE IN WONDERLAND"
JAN. 29  WILLIAM MCKINLEY, 1843, 25TH U.S. PRESIDENT  V.
JAN. 30  FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT, 1882, 32ND PRESIDENT V.
JAN. 30  GLORIA (SCHOCK) MCCOY, 1923, NAMESAKE OF SMP  
            
"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 
THE TETONS - A FROSTY MORNING - GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK 
PRONGHORN AT LONG RANGE
SNOW  FALLING IN GROS VENTRE CAMPGROUND
"ONLY THE ROCKS LIVE FOREVER" 
     (CENTENNIAL, JAMES A. MICHENER)
BLACKBIRDS & THE EARLY SNOWSTORM (11/6/19)
JANUARY 1 - NEW YEAR'S DAY 
JANUARY 6 - EPIPHANY / THREE KINGS' DAY
JANUARY 30 - 5TH ANNNIVERSARY OF SMP
JANUARY 20 - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
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VENUS
  (SW)
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
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020! +++ THANKS FOR VISITING IN 2019! 
* UTAH 
Click on pic 
for winter memories from Minden 
City
January is named for two-
headed Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, gates, doors, and time. Janus possesses the ability to see all things, past and future.  
The months of January and February did not appear in earlier versions of the Roman calendar, which divided the year into 10 months and left 61 days unaccounted for in the winter. January and February were added around 700 BC and were initially the last months of the calendar year, which began in March (Martius) to honor the Roman god of war, Mars.

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal'....
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
"When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.  And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold and frankincense and myrrh." MATTHEW
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IN SEARCH OF THE SNOWY OWL - 2020
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       SHORT VIDEO
SNOWY OWL INVASION
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